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 oversees the City's backflow devices 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.
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.
FOG - Fats, Oils & Grease come from food preparation from both residential and food manufacturing sites.  FOG is also generated at car wash facilities and auto repair shops. Improperly disposing of FOG down your drain can cause blockages in your home and in your wastewater system, resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's).