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City Hazardous Material Programs

Asbestos Abatement

The City of Fort Worth owns and operates many buildings old enough to still have asbestos-containing materials. While all asbestos-containing materials that once posed a threat to public and employee health have been removed, ongoing building maintenance and modifications require assessing any possible risk from asbestos and abating that risk if necessary.

City-Generated Hazardous Waste Management

The Land Quality section is responsible for ensuring the City of Fort Worth continues to comply with state and federal environmental regulations, including those governing hazardous waste. Although the City strives to minimize the amount of hazardous waste it generates, necessary city operations like water and wastewater treatment, emergency response and fleet maintenance produce some amount of hazardous wastes or wastes requiring special handling and the Land Quality section manages those wastes.

Petroleum Storage Tank Management

The City owns and operates dozens of petroleum storage tanks (PSTs) in order fuel its many vehicles. PSTs are subject to state oversight and the Land Quality section helps make sure the tanks are in compliance.

Spill Response

Several city departments and divisions respond to vehicle accidents that result in leaking materials that are harmful to the environment. Land Quality collects and manages the hazardous materials generated by spills.

Tier II Reporting Community Right-to-Know

The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) established citizens’ right to know what types of hazardous substances are being stored and used in their communities. Additionally, this information is used by state and local governments for emergency response plans. The Land Quality section coordinates and submits the City’s Tier II report to the state, which is required under EPCRA..

Pollution Hotline

Report Online

To report air or stormwater pollution by phone,
call: 817-392-1234

For emergency situations,
call 9-1-1

Water Quality Permits

Customer Service

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Prevent Stormwater Pollution: Proper Pool Drainage

The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Environmental Quality Division is available to answer questions regarding the proper drainage of residential swimming pools and spas. For more information on pools, spas and stormwater pollution prevention, or to report illegal discharges, contact our offices at 817-392-1234.

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