With the implementation of the new stormwater utility, the city of Boerne’s Development Services Department is seeking input from residents for its Drainage Master Plan.
The goal of the website is simple -- it allows residents to pinpoint an exact area, within the Boerne city limits, that they believe needs drainage upgrades.
“While it is easy to list areas prone to flooding, such as Adler Road or Old San Antonio Road,” Development Services Director Jeff Carroll said. “This tool will also allow city staff to see which areas residents want us to prioritize for upgrades.”
These areas, in combination with detailed modeling, will be the basis of developing local drainage solutions included in the Drainage Master Plan.
Many of the trouble spots are decades old, but with newly available funds from the stormwater utility, this is the first time the city of Boerne will have a dedicated stream of funds to pay for the necessary updates.
“We know more growth is coming to our area and with continued growth comes an increased risk of flooding from streams as well as other sources,” Carroll said. “Those areas can present hazards to the public and impede growth and we want to address them sooner rather than later.”
Thus far, the city has identified more than $5.5 million in drainage areas that qualify for upgrades.
The site will be active until Feb. 28, 2021.