Drainage

The Drainage Utility System ordinance and Drainage Utility Charges ordinance are currently being proposed to City Council. The timeline for public meetings and Town Hall meetings are listed below. (this page will be updated as more information becomes available)

Important Dates

  • October 17 - 10 am - Public Workshop with Council on Drainage Utility System and charges
  • November 12 - time - Town Hall meeting on proposed Drainage Utility System and Charges
  • November 21 - 1 pm - Public hearing - Proposed Drainage Utility System ordinance
    • 1st reading adopting Drainage Utility System ordinance
  • December 5 - 1 pm - 2nd reading adopting Drainage Utility System ordinance
    • Public Hearing - Proposed Drainage Utility Charges ordinance
    • 1st reading adopting Drainage Utility Charges ordinance
  • December 19 - 1 pm - 2nd reading adopting Drainage Charges ordinance
  • January 1, 2020 - Drainage rates billed to the property owners.
All meetings above will meet at City Hall - 200 W. Vulcan St. Brenham, Texas.

What is the Drainage Utility Charge?

The Drainage Utility Charge is for (and can only be used for) drainage projects or drainage maintenance. multiple projects have been identified as needing improvements and maintenances of more than $4 million. These projects can be seen below.

Map of proposed projects

Why is a Drainage Utility Charge needed?

The city has been setting aside about $300,000 a year for different maintenance tasks for drainage, however, there are many areas in town that are prone to flooding and as development (and impervious cover) continues, additional areas will need to be addressed. This charge will bring in about $660,000 a year to cover maintenance and pay for the more than $4 million in drainage projects listed above.

What will my charge be?

Residents will be charged a flat $3.75 drainage charge. Non-residential property owners will be assessed a fee from 4 tiers based on the amount of property covered with impervious material. To view what fee your property will be assessed, you can check our non-residential property map (coming later this year). 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's document