Drainage System

Drainage Maintenance

City drainage maintenance is limited to flood control and prevention. As such, city drainage maintenance is restricted to removing obstructions from drainage areas.

Most drainage areas (creeks, etc.) are located on private property and are owned by the adjoining home or property owner. As a result, vegetation and erosion control is the responsibility of the individual property owner.

Sand Bags

To request sand bags during an emergency flooding situation, call 911.

Drainage System Improvements

Major upgrades to a drainage system (creek, etc.) are normally intended to remove multiple homes from the 100-year flood plain which is generally funded through the issuance of debt (municipal bonds) and are performed by a private company. The city prioritizes drainage system construction projects on an annual basis. Major drainage system projects are undertaken as funding allows and are chosen by the Benbrook City Council.