Public Education/ Involvement
Storm Water Stakeholders MeetingsThe City of Temple hosts annual meetings for the Storm Water Stakeholders’ Committee.
Topics of discussion include:
- City of Temple Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) Annual Update
- History of Storm Water Regulations
- Purpose of the Storm Water Stakeholder
- History of Stakeholder Involvement in Reviewing Temple’s SWMP
Storm Drain Marking Event
The City of Temple’s Storm Water Program hosts an annual Storm Drain Marking Event as part of our Public Education and Involvement program. This event consists of volunteers affixing steel buttons with a “Drains to Creek” message to the storm drain inlets and Storm Water Stenciling with the message "Don’t Dump Drains to Waterway". Anything that enters a storm drain inlet is discharged untreated into our waterways such as creeks, streams, rivers and lakes. Storm water affects both aquatic life and human life.
Creek Clean Up Events
Participating in a Creek Cleanup Event ensures the cleanliness, safety and constant beauty of our waterways. Water on our streets collects litter as it flows down to storm drains and continues to our creeks. This Event raises public awareness about the need for healthy waterways and provides great opportunities for community engagement.
Tree Planting Events
Reforestation Programs Events
Planting trees help conserve energy and their roots help to prevent soil erosion. This event is an effective and easy way to implement outreach opportunities within the community. The City of Temple Storm Water Program Partners with the Parks & Recreation Department on a Tree Planting Event that is usually held at one of the City’s parks or trails.