Environmental Programs

The City of Temple's Environmental Programs team supports the Utility Services division of Public Works to provide quality water and wastewater services.  Our group of dedicated employees administers and enforces the City's Cross-Connection Control Program in accordance with the state's governing agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and works to reduce the Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) that are in our wastewater system.

Cross-Connection Control Program

Protecting our water distribution system from potential contamination hazards is a priority.  Customer Service Inspections (CSI's) are routinely performed to ensure that cross connections do not exist within our system and that all proper backflow prevention assembly devices are installed.

Liquid Waste Program (F.O.G. Management)

Fight FOG - Crop 1
F.O.G. - Fats, Oils & Grease come from food preparation in homes, restaurants and food manufacturing sites.  F.O.G. is also generated at car wash facilities and auto repair shops. Improper disposal of fats, oils and/or grease can cause blockages in private service lines as well as the City's wastewater collection system, resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's).
Join us in the effort to Fight F.O.G.!