Not sure what jurisdiction to report pollution to?
The Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN) allows residents to easily report any pollution they see using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device from anywhere in the Houston-Galveston region.
The information is automatically forwarded to the proper investigating authority based on location. GBAN is managed by the Galveston Bay Foundation, a Houston-based nonprofit working to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay.
All kinds of pollution found on land and in water can be reported. Types of pollution to report include: oil and chemical spills, trash, illegal dumping, illegal discharge of boat sewage, bird or fish kills, submerged vessels, and waters that are abnormally colored or have an unusual odor.
Click here to report pollution from your computer.
Want to report from your mobile devices? Download GBAN from the Apple Store. Download GBAN from Google Play.
Texas Commission on Environmental QualityJurisdictional 24-hour number: 1 (888) 777-3186 or Region 12 Houston Office: (713) 767-3500
Texas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentRegional Office, Kills and Spills Team: (281) 842-8100
If you live in Austin County contact...- Austin County Sheriff's Department: (979) 865-3111
If you live in Brazoria County contact...- Brazoria County Environmental Health Department: (979) 864-1600; (281) 756-1600; (979) 388-1600 - Brazoria County, Sheriff's Department, Environmental Investigations: (979) 864-2392; (281) 756-2392; (979) 388-2392 for large spills, toxic materials, or illegal dumping
If you live in Chambers County contact...- Chambers County Environmental Health: (409) 267-2700- Chambers County Sheriff's Office: (409) 267-2500
If you live in Colorado County contact...- City Police for illegal dumping or dumpsites inside city limits- Colorado County Sheriff's Office at (979) 732-2388 for illegal dumping outside of city limits
If you live in Fort Bend County contact...- Arcola, Houston, Rosenberg, Meadows Place, Katy, Missouri City, Richmond, Sugar Land, Stafford or Thompsons municipalities directly for septic system complaints- Fort Bend County Environmental Health Department at (281) 342-7469 to report septic system complaints for all other municipalities within Fort Bend County- Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 1 (800) 341-6116 or (281) 341-4665 for dumping in progress
If you live in Galveston County contact...Galveston County Health District, Pollution Control: (409) 938-2251
If you live in Harris County contact...- Harris County Pollution Control Services Department: (713) 920-2831- City of Houston: 311 or (713) 837-0311
If you live in Liberty County contact...- Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Environmental Enforcement: (281) 592-8420
If you live in Matagorda County contact...Matagorda County, Environmental Health: (979) 244-2717
If you live in Montgomery County contact...- Montgomery County Environmental Health Services: (936) 539-7839 or (281) 364-4200
If you live in Walker County contact...- Walker County, Environmental Health Department: (706) 639-2574
If you live in Waller County contact....- Waller County, Environmental Division: (979) 921-0391
If you live in Wharton County contact...Wharton County, Constable Precinct 2, Environmental Crimes Division: (979) 335-6210to report illegal dumping in progress or illegal dump sites