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Posted on: December 15, 2016

City Adopts Updated Drainage Fee Schedule

At their regularly scheduled meeting this evening, Temple City Council approved the adoption of a resolution setting drainage fees for residential and commercial drainage services effective January 1, 2017. Current drainage fees were established at a level that was sufficient to only address maintenance.  An adjustment to current rates is necessary to fund system improvements to address the most urgent and recurring drainage capital projects.  


The previous drainage master plan, developed in 2008, identified over 100 projects totaling over $30 Million in capital needs.  Most of the identified capital projects from the previous plan are in areas of the City that were developed prior to adoption of the City’s current development drainage standards.

“Many areas of the City that were built with undersized drainage, or without it, experience frequent flooding,” says city engineer Don Bond. “Construction projects are required to improve the drainage, such as installing storm drains and pipes.”

In addition to several capital improvement projects, increased drainage fees will support an updated drainage assessment and modeling project, which will update plans and prioritize future capital work.


Drainage fees effective January 1st, 2017, are listed below.

Residential                                                       $6.00 per month                                                                                          

Commercial (0-2,500 sf)                               $12.00 per month                                                                                        

Commercial (2,501 – 10,000 sf)                  $24.00 per month                                                                                        

Commercial (10,001 – 50,000 sf)                $75.00 per month                                                                                        

Commercial (50,001 – 100,000 sf)              $175.00 per month                                                                                    

Commercial (100,001 +)                                $350.00 per month            

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