Stormwater Operations

​Stormwater Billing Information​​​

Stormwater 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 citywide 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​ investigations

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, 2023, the Stormwater Drainage Management Fee (also known as the stormwater fee) were revised.

Residential Property Rates

Impervious Area (in square feet) Monthly Rate
Up to 2,000 sq. ft.
2,001 to 3,500 sq. ft.
3,501 to 5,500 sq. ft.$11.59
More than 5,500 sq. ft.$18.96

Non-Residential and Vacant Property Rate

Monthly rate based on a unit rate of $2.62 per 1,000 square feet of impervious area. The minimum monthly charge for non-residential properties is $7.49 per month.

For billing information or assistance, please contact Water Customer Service at 214-651-1441.

For information on stormwater pollution prevention, visit,
email or call 214-948-4022.