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Clean Water Clear Choice DLESE Reviewed Collection
A Texas-based task force produced this website as a public outreach and education tool about urban storm water runoff. A kids section provides games, fun facts, illustrations, and frequently asked questions. A public section offers downloadable education brochures on pesticides, fertilizers, storm water quality, and reporting illicit activity. The professional section provides handbooks and guidelines for storm water management in construction areas and design criteria and best management practices for storm water runoff treatment. The site can be accessed in English or Spanish. The joint task force was comprised of the city of Houston, TX, Harris County, TX, the Harris County (TX) Flood Control District, and the Texas Department of Transportation and was created to address the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Storm water permit requirements. The task force was in effect from October 1, 1998 until September 30, 2003.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-277
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Risks and benefits
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Mr Jon C Vanden Bosch
City of Houston, TX Director of Public Works and Engineering

Contact: Mr Gary M Green
Harris County Flood Control District

Contact: Mr R. Pat Smiley
Harris County Storm Water Quality Section

Contact: Mr Sam Talje
TX Dept of Transportation Houston District