Drainage Utility

The Drainage Division is responsible for managing the City's storm water drainage system. We are committed to helping area residents see the connection between effective stormwater management practices and clean drinking water, reduced flooding, and uncontaminated streams and lakes. By managing stormwater runoff, the City hopes to maintain and improve the quality of life Highland Village already has in place for today and future generations.

Feel free to contact us at 972-899-5091, or utilize the Eye on Highland Village tool 24/7 to report ANY concerns.
Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off rooftops, driveways, parking lots, private streets, and other hard (impervious) surfaces during rain storms. Stormwater runoff is also the rain that flows off grass surfaces and wooded areas. Rather than being absorbed into the ground, stormwater can accumulate in many areas of the city, causing nuisance flooding and possible threats to public health and safety.

But flooding is only part of the problem. Stormwater runoff can also pick up harmful pollutants such as gasoline, oil, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and lawn fertilizers and carry these into our waterways and underground drainage systems, causing significant environmental damage to our streams, rivers, lakes, and possibly contaminate our drinking water supply.