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.
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.
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