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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The program runs year-round, so participants can sign-up to participate whenever is convenient for their schedule.
  • The program provides the supplies needed, including maps, storm drain markers, safety vests, etc.  The equipment is loaned for one month.
  • Request an appointment with the program coordinator – located at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd, 11th Floor.  Please give the program coordinator at least 2 weeks advanced notice and list a few date/time options for the orientation (5-10 minutes long)
  • Meet with the program coordinator at your appointed time, check out supplies, and sign paperwork.
  • Mark drains and record information
  • Return supplies and information to the program coordinator within one month of checking out supplies.

Who Can Participate?

  • Anyone! This volunteer program is great for groups or individuals.
  • Volunteers ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Send the following information to the program coordinator:

  • The number of people who will mark drains (and note if any participants are under age 18)
  • The area of town most convenient for you (name a street intersection) or if you are willing to work anywhere there is a need
  • Possible times/dates to set up a 5-10 minute appointment to review the process and sign paperwork.

Waste

Vehicles

  • Home Eco Mechanic - For do it yourself earth-wise vehicle maintenance
  • Austin Clean Water Partners - Local automotive repair and fueling business that go the extra mile to protect our environment.
  • Use a car wash, or wash your vehicle where the soap and water flow into the grass

Lawns

Notify the City about pollution problems, including leaks, spills, and dumping.  Pollution Hotline - 512-974-2550