The City of Houston’s Redevelopment and Drainage Task Force has recommended updates to the current City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual Chapter 9 and Chapter 13 Design Standards. These Design Standards impact detention, sheet flow, fill, and encroachments in the City right-of-way.
The City is considering accepting the recommended changes to help reduce the risk of flooding and flood-related losses from new development and redevelopment projects. See graphic below for summary of changes.
Chapter 9, the Stormwater Design Requirements chapter, comprises rules for designing public storm sewer systems and private detention basins.
Chapter 13, the Stormwater Quality Design Requirements chapter, contains rules ensuring the quality of storm sewer discharge into receiving storm sewers.
The City would like your input on the potential changes. Open house meetings and an online survey are available for public participation.
The Online Survey closes Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5PM.
Open House Meetings
Thursday, June 28
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77096
Monday, July 2
Kingwood Community Center
4102 Rustic Woods Dr.
Humble, TX 77345
Wednesday, July 11
VFW Post 8790
1560 Foley Street
Houston, TX 77055
Should the recommendations be adopted, they will be implemented on September 1, 2018 alongside the updated Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance. Plans submitted before September 1st will be approved and constructed under the previous rules.