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About the Stormwater Drainage Program

There are four components to Cedar Park’s proposed stormwater drainage and related street repair program:
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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT – $225,000 Annually*
Program Management is the framework for the City’s stormwater drainage program, providing oversight for large improvement projects, maintenance, funding (grants), and compliance. Initially, it would include the following:

  • Two full-time staff positions (a Department Manager and a Project Engineer) dedicated to stormwater drainage issues and projects; and
  • Stormwater drainage program operating expenses.
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LARGE PROJECTS – $38 Million*
Over the years, the City has identified a number of drainage and related street repair projects that would minimize the risk of flooding. Some of these projects would include:

  • Major creek widening
  • Easement acquisition
  • Erosion protection
  • Major creek sediment removal
  • Bridge and culvert construction
  • Street repairs, in association with stormwater projects

Click HERE for a list and map of the projects.

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INCREASED MAINTENANCE – $550,000 Annually*
Regular maintenance provides for proper function of the stormwater drainage system and extends the life of infrastructure.

These services would include:

  • Debris removal from pipelines and drains
  • Soil removal
  • Removal of trees and vegetation from creeks and drainage ditches
  • Street sweeping and cleaning
  • Maintaining water quality of detention ponds
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STATE AND FEDERAL COMPLIANCE – $125,000 Annually*
Stormwater management is governed by State and Federal regulation, and the City must comply with their requirements to maintain a stormwater discharge permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in accordance with the rules mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some of these requirements would include the following:

  • Maintaining public and private monitoring of water quality ponds
  • Enforcing construction stormwater runoff control
  • Ensuring best practices for handling hazardous materials
  • Detecting and eliminating illicit discharges
  • Public education and outreach
All of these programs would be paid for by a combination of the sales tax reallocation and by revenue from the City’s General Fund, which currently pays for some maintenance and State and Federal compliance services.
*Estimates are based on today’s dollars.