Clean Water Clear Choice

City of Houston, TX Director of Public Works and Engineering, Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Storm Water Quality Section, TX Dept of Transportation Houston District

A Texas-based task force produced this website as a public outreach and education tool about urban storm water runoff. A kids section provides games, fun facts, illustrations, and frequently asked questions. A public section offers downloadable education brochures on pesticides, fertilizers, storm water quality, and reporting illicit activity. The professional section provides handbooks and guidelines for storm water management in construction areas and design criteria and best management practices for storm water runoff treatment. The site can be accessed in English or Spanish. The joint task force was comprised of the city of Houston, TX, Harris County, TX, the Harris County (TX) Flood Control District, and the Texas Department of Transportation and was created to address the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Storm water permit requirements. The task force was in effect from October 1, 1998 until September 30, 2003.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology
Grade Level: General Public, Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Biosphere, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water