Water Pollution Prevention Educational Program
Presenting Freddy the Fish
The objective of this lesson, developed by Texas Agrilife, is for students to be able to understand the various factors that can cause water pollution. In addition, they will be able to see how pollution affects water quality and aquatic life.
The story shows how fish, turtles, frogs need cool, and clear streams in which to live. This story is a good visual to show students, especially young ones, how different sources of pollution can affect clear streams and eventually make them unlivable for wildlife.
For educational group presentations,
please contact the Health Department either by phone or email:
411 W. Arapaho Rd, Room 107
Richardson, TX 75080
This presentation made possible by H-E-B/Central Market
Storm Drain Marking Program
Volunteers place storm drain markers on storm drains to remind everyone that, unlike the sanitary sewer, storm drains discharge directly into the city waterways without being treated.
Water Pollution Prevention
Runoff is a major source of pollution to our waterways. Each one of us, whether we know it or not, can contribute to water pollution through common activities such as fertilizing the lawn, walking pets, changing motor oil, and littering. With each rainfall, pollutants generated by these and other activities are washed into the storm drains that flow directly into our creeks, streams, and lakes.
Some paper products are advertised as 'flushable' but they won't decompose ... they get caught up in wastewater pipes, pumps and screens - and that costs money to clear and repair! Please help protect the wastewater system and our environment. Remember, only toilet paper down the toilet!