When you clog your neighborhood storm drain with garbage and debris, the water can back up during a severe storm and flood your home. Your
neighborhood storm drain is part of a system designed to carry floodwaters away from homes, schools, and businesses by draining into our bayous, creeks, rivers and Galveston Bay. But when you dump
garbage into them, they can back up, cause flooding and be devastating to your home’s property value. What’s more, the flow of contaminants from the dumped garbage can be deadly for plants,
wildlife and our recreational areas.