Our emphasis on the quality of life for the community demands that we aggressively work towards creating a culture in the community which embraces sustainability as its mantra.
Request a free, personalized, commercial and residential on-site energy survey from City of College Station staff to evaluate and pinpoint energy conservation measures to reduce utility costs.
- Residential and commercial College Station Utility customers can sign up for Wind Watts to receive 10%, 50% or 100% of your electricity from wind power.
- The Energy Back II Rebate Program provides rebates for residential customers that replace their central air conditioning system with a higher efficiency model.
- The Residential CFL and LED Lighting Program encourages the replacement of incandescent lighting with higher efficiency compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and/or light emitting diode lamps (LEDs).
- The Good Cents New Home Program is designed to assist builders and homebuyers in building more energy efficient homes with lower utility bills.
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- The City of College Station encourages that customers water no more than two days a week. It's also recommended to only water before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
- Brazos Valley Water Smart website - Sign up to receive free weekly email alerts to help you decide whether your lawn needs water that week or not for a healthier lawn and a leaner water bill. Based on weather stations and rainfall data collected across Brazos County, the weekly recommendations are tailored specifically to your neighborhood, which helps you know when to water and when to turn your irrigation controller off. Not all sprinkler heads are alike and figuring out how long to run them can be confusing. But the weekly email makes it easy with recommendations for each type of heads. Brazos Valley Water Smart was developed through a partnership by the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District, City of College Station, City of Bryan, Wickson Creek Special Utility District, Wellborn Special Utility District and Texas A&M Agrilife Research.
- College Station Utility customers can receive a rebate for purchasing rain barrels and High Efficiency Toilets. Click here for complete details.
- City of College Station Water Services offers free landscape irrigation checkups to help you spruce up your irrigation system. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about water conservation efforts, call 979.764.3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do your part to prevent water pollution. Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snow flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. This runoff can carry pollutants into storm sewers and lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, contaminating water we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water. Remember: "Only Rain Down the Drain!" Learn more at BrazosCleanWater.org.
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FREE curbside recycling is available to single-family homes, duplexes and most fourplexes. Items accepted include: white paper, phone books, newspapers, magazines, #1 and #2 plastic, aluminum/tin/steel cans, clear and brown glass, and lead acid car batteries. There are also options for apartment complexes and business. Visit cstx.gov/recycle or call 979.764.6228 for complete details.
Brazos Valley residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste each spring and fall for free during the Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Collection Event. Some examples of accepted materials include: paint, medications, computers, gasoline, pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaning agents and much more.
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ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Adopt-A-Street program provides residents the opportunity to enhance the look of their community by beautifying and maintaining a street or section of a street. Any individual, group, organization, association or business that would like to help keep our streets and environment clean can participate.
- Keep Brazos Beautiful, provides an opportunity for residents and businesses to play an active role in cleaning and beautifying our open spaces, creeks and multi-use paths/trails.
- Only Rain Down the Drain Campaign encourages individuals or groups to sign up to place decals on the city’s storm drain inlets in neighborhoods of their choice to help deter stormwater pollution.