Environmental Initiatives

Stormwater and how it effects local streams, rivers and lakes

Bessemer City is working to protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution.

When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains are not connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body. You can make a difference and help us keep our local waters clean – Learn How

Environmental Resources

Gaston County Natural Resources Department

The Gaston County Natural Resources Department is responsible for planning and establishing the county’s natural resources’ conservation programs and implementing county, state, and federal natural resource statutes.

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the lead stewardship agency for the preservation and protection of North Carolina’s outstanding natural resources.

Earth 911.com

It is the mission of Earth 911 to empower the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life.

Learn more about these resources

Reducing Pollution in the Home and Business

As a business owner, employee or resident of Bessemer City, there are many things you can do to help protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution.

Learn how you can do your part to reduce Business Pollution and Home Pollution.

Have you come across an Environmental Issue that needs to be address?

If you know of an environmental issue that needs to be reported, or wish to express a concern about an environmental hazard? Please contact us