Pollution Prevention

With a little effort, each one of us can help keep our area waterways clean and ensure that they remain a useful resource for future generations. Below are just a few of the things you can do to help reduce stormwater pollution in Beaumont. In addition, you will also find links to further information on stormwater pollution.

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle just about sums it up. If we reduce the amount of waste we generate, reuse what we can, and recycle what we know someone else can use, we can greatly reduce the impact of stormwater pollution. A few simple things we can all do to address the problem are:

  • Carpool, when possible, or take advantage of the City of Beaumont's transit system.
  • Recycle used motor oil through the City of Beaumont's Used Motor Oil Collection program
  • Dispose of Household Hazardous Wastes (paint, pesticides, and other household chemicals) at the next Southeast Texas Regional Planning Council Collection Event.

Download the Oil Recycling Brochure (PDF) and Stop FOG Brochure (PDF) to learn more.

Spanish Resources

The City of Beaumont encourages its citizens to promptly notify the City of any observed pollutants in the drainage system. Reports can be made via the City of Beaumont's Stormwater Hotline at 409-880-3725 or 311.

When to make a report:

  • When you notice unusual odors in the drainage system
  • When you find dumped waste
  • When a stormwater outfall is flowing during dry periods
  • When you notice discolored vegetation or concrete
  • When you see someone illegally dumping anything into the storm drain

Please note: If you are reporting an emergency situation that could result in imminent and substantial danger to the health and safety of persons, do not contact the Stormwater Hotline but, instead, call 911.