Fort Worth Stormwater Management
When rain hits any hard surface, such as your roof or driveway, it can't soak into the ground so it runs off your property. Uncontrolled runoff can lead to flooding, erosion and pollution problems. It is the city's job to help control this runoff.
The city's Stormwater Management program is working to modernize the Fort Worth storm water system and educate the public about the dangers of flash flooding.
- Development in the floodplain
- Drainage system maintenance
- Flood insurance
- Flood safety
- Floodplain Management and Regulations
- Flood Warning System
- Lot Grading
- Integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM)
Planning & Project Spotlight
The Stormwater Management Program has completed an intensive, year-long effort to develop a strategic program master plan that is realistic, well-prioritized, and responsive to community needs. The overarching goal of this effort was to help ensure the optimal use of program resources to advance the City’s strategic goals and respond to community needs in each of the four primary program elements:
- System maintenance
- Flood/erosion mitigation
- Flood/erosion warning and
- Private development review
The plan also outlines formal policy guidance needs and identifies key considerations, which will be used in the future processes to develop each policy.
The City of Fort Worth is working on a Floodplain Management Plan for the entire city. This will be the first part of a growing public planning and interaction program being led by the Stormwater Management Division.
Residents of Fort Worth can obtain flood information concerning flooding, flood maps, mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements, and flood zone determinations from the City of Fort Worth's Transportation & Public Works Department (Stormwater Management Division) located at City Hall or by calling 817-392-6261.
Elevation certificates of some properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA’s) are on file in the Engineering Vault of the Transportation and Public Works Department located in City Hall. Copies of the available elevation certificates are available upon request.
Real-time river gauge information is available through the National Weather Service.
- View Stormwater Utility rates and other information.
- If you have reported a stormwater issue or received a door tag from city staff, let us know about your experience.
Find data about your address, including if your property falls within a regulatory floodplain or is in an area that is potentially flood prone.
- Association of State Floodplain Managers
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Emergency Management Administration
- National Flood Insurnace Program
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
- National Weather Service
- North Central Texas Council of Governments
- Tarrant County
- Tarrant Regional Water District
- Texas Water Development Board
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Texas Department of Transportation
- Trinity River Authority
- Trinity River Vision
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Geological Survey