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Drainage system maintenance

The City of Fort Worth’s Stormwater Management Field Operations crews work hard to maintain the drainage systems throughout the city.

It is illegal in the City of Fort Worth to dump any type of debris into a stream, river or drainage ditch. This debris can become entangled in culverts, shallow streambeds, or drainage ditches and impede drainage causing the flow of water to back up. Residents of Fort Worth should also keep drainage ditches on their property free of debris, foliage and vegetation that would impede the flow of water. Debris dumping should be reported to the City of Fort Worth’s Code Compliance Department by calling 817-392-1234.

Blocked Inlets

Street flooding is often the result of storm drains that are too small to handle heavy runoff. In other cases, though, the drain may need cleaning. Report street flooding to TPW Customer Service and crews will investigate.

Drainage Channel Maintenance

Storm Water Management provides major maintenance to most drainage channels within the City. This work consists of erosion repair, sediment removal, vegetation management and removal of downed trees and other blockages. However, routine mowing and trash pick-up are normally the responsibility of the property owner.