Our Air & Water Pollution Control Services division is divided into two sections.
Air Pollution Services assists the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) with permitting, compliance inspections, complaint investigation, enforcement and air monitoring within Galveston County.
Water Pollution Services is contracted by Galveston County and several cities to conduct wastewater treatment plant inspections, complaint investigation, grease trap inspection and monitoring of ambient water sources.
Texas Beach Watch is a grant-funded program with Texas General Land Office to sample beachfront water along Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and Texas City Dike.
Storm Water Management helps maintain regulatory compliance with applicable federal, state, and local storm water regulations in the unincorporated portions of the county by conducting permit inspections and outreach.
The Enviroscape Watershed Model demonstrates how storm water pollution drains to the bay (our nearest watershed) during a rain event. The presentation covers what a watershed is, point source and non-point source pollution (with a demonstration on the model), and how to minimize our impact and take care of our watershed. This presentation is great in school settings, scout groups, community groups, etc. Smaller groups are better for viewing the model, but accommodations can be made. The Enviroscape Watershed Model is also great at outreach events. Click here to request an Enviroscape Watershed Model demonstration.