Storm Water Management
University of Texas at Tyler is in the beginning
stages of developing a Storm Water Management
Program. As concerned citizens of the City
of Tyler, Smith County, and the State of Texas,
we must share in the obligation to protect
our natural resources.
storm water sewers handle storm water, such
as rain and snowmelt. On our campus, these
sewers discharge into the lakes or under University
Boulevard eventually flows downstream into
Gilley Greek. If the water carries contaminants
such as mud, automobile fluids, fertilizers,
pesticides, soaps, or other hazardous materials,
the contaminants will be found in our lakes
and eventually downstream. Storm sewers on
campus are typically found in the lawns and
the curbs of our streets. As part of our management
program we will be looking for ways to prevent
storm water from carrying pollution from our
grounds, sidewalks, parking lots, and outside
activities into our lakes.
the coming months this site will be expanding
as our Storm Water program is developed.
you are interested in being involved in the
development of the Storm Water Management
Program for our campus, or have questions
regarding the storm water program, please
contact the Environmental Health & Safety
office at ext. 7011.