The Environmental Department regulates Stormwater, domestic water and sewer uses for Industrial, Commercial, and Residential customers in order to keep pollutants and contaminants out of our drinking water, sewers, streams, storm drains, and other areas.  The rules and regulations are set by federal (Environmental Protection Agency), state (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and local laws and ordinances. 

Some of the regulations include:

  1. Backflow testing requirements
  2. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit with the TCEQ
  3. Illegal dumping and Illicit Discharges
  4. Construction Site inspections
  5. Watering Restrictions
  6. Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling
  7. Restaurants and Car Washes
  8. Medical facilities

Want to learn more about…

Backflow testing and why

  • City of Saginaw Residential Backflow Testing and Prevention (PDF)
  • Backflow Testers (List)
  • Backflow Test Form (PDF)

City of Saginaw Storm Water Management Plan and Annual Reporting

Watering Restrictions

The City of Saginaw is currently under watering restrictions.

Weekly Watering Schedule

Think Before You Flush

Did you know that “flushable wipes” and other trash flushed down the toilet are the leading cause of sewer backups in our community? Even if the wipes package says “flushable” they should never be flushed!
Your actions make a difference! You can help prevent costly plumbing repairs and higher utility rates. 
Think Before You Flush!

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Native plants use less water and require less maintenance

the EPA and the TCEQ?