Environmental Services

Welcome to Norman's Environmental Services, a Division of Utilities.

Environmental Services


Environmental Services mission is to help protect human health, the environment, and the publicly owned treatment works; to help ensure City compliance with its Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (OPDES) Permit; to be proactive in waste reduction as well as assist citizens, businesses, and the city government in preventing pollution. Environmental Service acts as the Utilities Department representative on environmental issues.


The Environmental Services Division's primary responsibility is to provide support to the the other Utility Divisions (Administration & Engineering, Line Maintenance, Sanitation, Water Reclamation and Water Treatment) by monitoring and controlling pollutants from businesses that could cause harm to employees, citizens, environment and City property and by helping them maintain compliance with environmental permits and requirements. This is accomplished through programs such as the Industrial Pretreatment Program, the Fats, Oil and Grease Program and the household hazardous waste collection facility. This division is the liaison with the Environmental Control Advisory Board which is a board responsible for education. In addition, this division is responsible for planning the Earth Day Festival, Earth Month as well as the Green Norman website

Green Norman Eco Month Events

March 25th thru May 7th

  • March 24, 2024 - Watershed Cleanup Event 
  • April 5-6, 2024 - Rain Barrel Pick-up Event - Pick up your pre-purchased rain barrel or composter at the Lindsey Yard (668 E. Lindsey) - April 5, 2024, from 4 pm to 6 pm, or April 6, 2024, from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • April 11-12, 2024 - Artful Inlets - several locations: Main Street (repair/renovation); Vineyard Park (3111 Woodcrest Creek Dr.); Sequoyah Trail Park (410 Sequoyah Trail); Chisolm's Cattle Trail Park (2515 Wyandotte Way) - Rain Dates are April 25 and 26, 2024.
  • April 14, 2024 - Watershed Clean-up Event - Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave) - 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • April 21,2024 - Norman Earth Day Festival
  • April 22, 2024 - Earth Day
  • May 4, 2024 - E-Waste Collection Event
  • May 8, 2024 - Water Taste Test - Come taste different sources of drinking water (water treated at the water plant, groundwater, or bottled water) and then choose your favorite! - Great Room of the Development Center - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

*Access a digital signup form for 2024 Volunteer Events here*


Environmental Service Staff


Environmental & Sustainability Manager

Michele Loudenback

(405) 307-7130



Administrative Technician III

Deborah Gonzalez

(405) 292-9731


Industrial Pretreatment Program

Environmental Services Assistant Manager

Jerry Gates

(405) 307-7131


FOG Program

Pollution Prevention Specialist

Paul Wright

(405) 307-7132