Storm Drainage Improvements on Private Property
Under certain circumstances the city will address storm drainage problems on private property. The property must be zoned residential and owned by the occupants. In addition:
- The problem must be caused by street water;
- For newly constructed houses, the owner must have received a certificate of occupancy at least two years before requesting assistance;
- The assistant city manager for public works must determine that the drainage problem causes flooding in the dwelling or otherwise threatens the structural integrity of the dwelling; causes severe erosion of the drainageway; threatens to deny access to property that would be accessible; impedes the flow of water due to fallen brush and vegetative debris.
- The total cost of the improvements must not exceed $50,000.
- All requests for storm drainage improvements on private property must be approved by the City Council, and owners must pay 30 percent of the cost.
Only rain belongs in the storm drain. Call (336) 747-7480 to report polluters.
"All the water that will ever be, is right now."
- National Geographic, October 1993