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New Student Stormwater Awareness

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Welcome TXST Bobcats!

Stormwater Awareness 

There are many thing that make Texas State University unique, one of those being the San Marcos River! Not only does the river flow through campus, but it actually begins on the TXST campus. That being said, we must all do our part to take care of it! Did you know that anything you do on campus has the potential to impact the river? When it rains, stormwater runoff will pick up anything that is left behind and discharge it straight to our river, completely untreated and unfiltered. Check out the New Student Stormwater Awareness Handout for more information on stormwater pollution prevention. 

How Can You Help?

The river and surrounding water bodies can be impacted by a variety of activities we do on a day to day basis. That being said, there are various practices you can put into place to ensure you limit your contribution to stormwater pollution and protect the river. 

Don't be a Litterbug!

Never leave trash on the ground. Always place trash either in the trash can or the appropriate recycling bin.

Care for your Car!

Service your car regularly to prevent fluids from leaking on the ground and ending up in the river during the next rain event.

Whether it's litter, vehicle fluids, or pet waste, all of these pollutants are harmful to the river and the native species that inhabit the area. For additional information and resources on how to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit the Educational Materials page. 


If you would like more information or have questions, please feel free to: