Ozone detection in Houston – by land, air and sea

TCEQ air quality experts participate in NASA-led research project It’s no big news flash that scientists love their computer models. Modeling is an essential part of the modern scientific method in diverse pursuits such as medicine, economics, engineering, architecture, meteorology, and numerous other disciplines. Models create an abstract or ‘virtual’ version of something in the … Continue reading Ozone detection in Houston – by land, air and sea

Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

Rachel Hering was a part of TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2001 and 2002 in the Small Business & Environmental Assistance division. Since then, her career has been all about recycling—from being chairman of TCEQ’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee to being the executive director of Keep Texas Recycling, the winner of the 2020 … Continue reading Rachel Hering’s career comes full circle: From Mickey Leland Intern to Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

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This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas

September is National Preparedness Month and, at TCEQ, preparing for natural disasters is a year-round effort. Part of that effort includes taking part in the Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup. About once a year, the NDOW meets to ensure the agencies responding to natural disasters in Texas, such as hurricanes, are all on the same page. … Continue reading This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas

Wipes can clog sewer systems, forcing crews to implement costly repairs like this one.

Don’t Flush that!

Why "flushable" wipes aren't really flushable We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Flushable wipes are not actually flushable. “But Brian,” you’re asking, “The packaging on these disposable wipes clearly states that this product is, in fact, flushable. What’s the big deal?” Marketers of disposable wipes are selling convenience. It’s easy to assume … Continue reading Don’t Flush that!