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DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS – October 1, 2019 – While the Central Texas area is currently under drought conditions, September and October can be the year's wettest months on average. This is due to the threat from tropical weather systems, including hurricanes, which can bring torrential rains.
Because of this, the City of Dripping Springs wants residents to be prepared in advance of any storms, wants property owners to know the City’s responsibilities when it comes to storm drainage and what the responsibilities are for property owners. The City wants to “inform before the storm.”
The City’s Stormwater Responsibilities:
The City of Dripping Springs Maintenance Division oversees and maintains the City’s public stormwater system to prevent flooding during a normal rain event in the public right of way (ROW), such as public streets and sidewalks. Our stormwater conveyance system includes:
Our system is designed to handle typical amounts of rain and may not be able to handle flash flooding or larger flooding events. To be sure that the public stormwater conveyance system is working properly, the City manages and takes care of the following:
Flooding to the public roadway (Note: In the event immediate flooding hazards appear, the City will remove potential flood obstructions as needed)
Property Owner’s Stormwater Responsibilities:
It’s important for homeowners, business owners and property owners to know what the City does not manage. Because these do not typically affect public safety, the following are not managed by the City of Dripping Springs and are the responsibility of the property owner:
The City Emergency Management Department has some great tips on reducing stormwater runoff and protecting your property during a rain event. You can find the tips on the Emergency Management section of the City’s website, City of Dripping Springs Emergency Management.
The policies above apply to all drainage infrastructure within City Right of Way (ROW) or easements. The City does not maintain that infrastructure within State ROW or easements. It is maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). Their contact number is (512) 416-2901.
It’s also important for property owners to know that the City of Dripping Springs assumes no responsibility for the maintenance, installation or improvement of pipes or stormwater systems on private property. Where a drainage easement exists, the City may maintain, install or improve a stormwater system at its option for the clearly defined general public welfare.
If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Roman Baligad, Emergency Management Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-858-4725.
Dripping Springs, Tx.
511 Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Phone: (512) 858-4725
P.O. Box 384
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, except holidays.
Fees & Charges
The fee schedule for the city shall be interpreted as that ordinance enacted by the city council, as may be amended, which sets out the standard charges and costs imposed by the city. Any reference to the “Fee Schedule” or “Appendix A” of the Code of Ordinances shall mean the current, most recently enacted version of the fee schedule regardless of whether it is published in the Code of Ordinances. Copies of the current Fee Schedule can be downloaded here, or by request to the City Secretary.
Budget & Tax Rate
Ordinance 2019-32 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Approved Municipal Budget
Ordinance 2019-33 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rate and Levy
Resolution No. 2019-R35 Ratification of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Municipal Budget
Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Budget
Ordinance 2019-47 DSRP Budget Amendment
Ordinance 2020-04 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Amendment
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