Several of the City’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance. You can help the City by:
Not dumping or throwing anything into ditches or streams - Dumping into our ditches and streams is a violation of our Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (No. 2000-511). Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug the storm sewers. A plugged storm sewer cannot carry water and when it rains the water begins to back up. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding.
Doing your part to keep the banks clear of brush and debris if your property is next to a ditch or stream - The City has a maintenance program which can help remove debris and major blockages, such as downed trees.
Reporting dumping or debris in ditches or streams - To report, please call City Hall at 281.333.4211 during regular business hours or 281.333.4200 after hours.
Always checking with the Building Department before you alter, re-grade, place fill, or build onto your property - A permit may be required to ensure that projects do not cause problems on your property or neighboring properties.
Contacting the Building Department at 281.333.4211 - If you see building or filling without a City permit posted at the work location.