Action Center

Welcome to Bayou City Waterkeeper’s Action Center!

Take action for water justice in the Houston region. Here you will find a list of actions you can do today to help protect and preserve our Lower Galveston Bay watershed and the communities that reside in it. Stay connected, report pollution, support BCWK, and access more resources to make a difference today. 

Let’s work together to advance water justice for our Houston region. 

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Sign the MS4 Petition

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Report Water Pollution

In order to protect and advocate for our watershed, we need your help! If you see any signs of water pollution, such as discolored or foul-smelling water, wastewater overflows/SSOs, trash and debris or something else, please report it to BCWK. You can do this by filling out a report through the Esri Water Pollution and also contacting your local environmental agencies:

Bayou City Waterkeeper Reporting Tools

Esri Water Pollution Reporter

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Water Pollution hotline

To leave a message on our water pollution hotline, please call +1 713-364-6363. Someone from our team will be in contact with you within 1-2 business days once receiving your report.

To report water pollution beyond Bayou City Waterkeeper, please see more information below.

City of Houston

Report water pollution (such as trash or debris) and/or water/wastewater emergencies to the city of Houston.

Call 311 or fill out the form here:

City of Baytown

To report pollution to the city of Baytown to the Mayor and Public Works department:

Fill out a non-emergency report through the Better Baytown Application

Email public works at utilities@baytown.org or call 281-420-5300. Tell them your name, district, nearest address, and any details relating to the report that might help in their investigation.

If it is an emergency regarding pollution, please dial 911.

 

TCEQ

Submit a water quality complaint to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) here

We recommend filing a complaint with TCEQ along with reaching out to your city or county officials. 

To locate your local representatives, please click here

To find your city council member, please visit here

EPA

Submit a report to the EPA here

Please be sure to include as much information and details as possible in your report that is necessary for EPA to understand what it is exactly you are reporting. If you need more information on what to include in your report, please contact info@bayoucitywaterkeeper.org for more information.

In case of emergency:

To report an environmental emergency, discharge, spill, or air release, contact:

Call 911 to contact local authorities first. 

Contact the Texas Spill-Reporting Hotline and the SERC: 1-800-832-8224. (Open 24 hours a day)

In case you need to report further, please contact the National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802.

For community members

BCWK is available to help if you need assistance filling out these forms to local agencies and representatives. Please contact info@bayoucitywaterkeeper.org, or start completing BCWK’s water pollution form.

Invest in our watershed

Support our vital work to protect our watershed by making a donation.