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​Stormwater Billing Information​​​

Summary of Storm Drainage Management Fee

​ The stormwater fee was implemented in 1991 to provide a dedicated funding source for costs associated with maintaining the drainage system and compliance with related state and federal regulations.   

The City of Dallas maintains city-wide permits with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for stormwater discharges.    The permit requires the City to implement a comprehensive program to identify and reduce stormwater pollution. 

Keeping neighborhoods and property safe from flood waters is a City priority.  The City also wants to make sure waterways are clean, healthy and accessible for the community to enjoy.  To achieve these goals, the Storm Drainage Management Fund is used to:

  1. Operate and maintain the drainage system including
    • ​Trinity River levee system
    • storm drains, creeks, and natural channels
    • pump stations​
  2. Comply with state and federal requirements including
    • construction site and industrial facility inspections
    • water quality monitoring
    • illegal dumping​

In order to address new maintenance standards adopted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, enhancements to the levee maintenance program and additional expenses are required.

Effective October 1, 2017 the Storm Drainage Management Fees (also known as the stormwater fees) were revised.

Residential Rates

Impervious Area Monthly Rate
Up to 2,000 Sq Ft$3.57
2,000-3,500 Sq Ft$5.68
3,500-5,500 Sq Ft$8.51
More than 5,500 Sq Ft$13.91

 

In order to address new maintenance standards adopted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, enhancements to the levee maintenance program and additional expenses are required.

Non-Residential and Vacant

Monthly rate based on unit rate of $1.92 per 1000 square feet of impervious area. The minimum monthly rate for non-residential properties is $5.49 per month.

For billing information contact Water Customer Service at 214-651-1441 for assistance.

For information on stormwater pollution prevention visit www.wheredoesitgo.com,
email stormwater@dallascityhall.com or call 214-948-4022.