Who is responsible for Storm Water?

Within Denton County, there are several groups, companies, and governmental agencies responsible for keeping our waters clean. However, the individual is the person who can have the greatest influence on keeping our water clean.

Denton County is held responsible for contaminated Storm Water once it enters a County-owned Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). However, the County is working hard with other organizations, governments, and companies to keep pollutants out of water. The County is also committed to working with individuals and others to get the message out to the general public.

Household Pollutants

Many substances can enter our waterways and affect the quality of our water. This includes:

  • Antifreeze
  • Discarded appliances and electronics
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Oil
  • Paints
  • Soaps

The primary source of these pollutants is households. They enter our waterways when individual citizens dispose of these substances improperly or do not follow the application recommendations.

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1. Why is it called Storm Water?
2. Who is responsible for Storm Water?
3. What is the Storm Water Management Program?
4. Where is the Storm Water Management Program being implemented?
5. When does all of this happen?