Sunday, April 14, 2024

Building a Green Future Together

The City of Southlake Environmental Services Division is dedicated to preserving the beauty and safety of our environment, and your contribution is invaluable! Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

As the weather warms up and the sun graces us with its presence once again, it’s the perfect time to enjoy activities like swimming or dining out. However, it’s important to be mindful of how our actions can impact the environment, especially when it comes to common areas like pools and restaurants.

When preparing your pool for the summer, it’s essential to drain and refill it properly. Improperly draining pools can lead to harmful consequences for our wildlife, as chemicals like chlorine can disrupt the delicate balance of our waterways. By taking care to follow proper drainage procedures, we can help protect the aquatic life in our community.

Similarly, restaurants play a vital role in our community, but the disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can have negative effects on our environment. By ensuring that FOG is disposed of correctly, restaurants can prevent damage to our wastewater infrastructure and avoid potential hazards to the surrounding environment.

Even in residential areas, small preventable measures can make a big difference. By being mindful of how we dispose of FOG and other pollutants, we can help maintain the integrity of our sewer systems and protect our environment for future generations.

The Environmental Services Division is here to help, and we encourage collaboration with businesses and residents to address environmental concerns proactively. By working together, we can ensure that Southlake remains a beautiful and vibrant community for all to enjoy. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our city clean and pollution-free!

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