Kristina Ramirez, P.E., CFM
Director of Environmental Services
200 E. Avenue D, 2nd Floor
For questions about your Drainage Utility, call (254) 501-7629
The City of Killeen City Council adopted an Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance (Article III of Chapter 32) in July of 2011. Contractors are now required to submit a copy of their entire SWPPP to the Public Works Engineering division when they submit a land disturbance permit. For questions regarding compliance please contact the Drainage Utility division at (254) 501-7627. ... Read More
Drainage Stakeholder meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 9am in the City of Killeen Solid Waste Administration building's training room located at 2003 Little Nolan Road. Please park at the Rodeo Grounds parking lot and enter the Solid Waste building from the south. ... Read More
Texas A&M AgriLife Research has released the draft Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan for formal comment. Public comment on the draft plan will be from January 4 – February 1, 2013. Two meetings (1/15 in Lampasas and 1/17 in Killeen) were held to facilitate public comment. Each meeting included a brief overview of what is included in the watershed protection plan and provided stakeholders an opportunity to voice comments about the plan. ... Read More
The TCEQ is working with Texas A&M to perform a Recreational Use Analysis of Trimmier Creek. For the next three weekends officials will be in Killeen investigating that area. Residents are encouraged to complete the attached form and submit it to John Baker via mail or email (Glaucus88@gmail.com). The collected information will be used to set the recreational use level for the creek which sets the water quality compliance standards for that water body. ... Read More
The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership is hosting a Riparian Management workshop, in cooperation with the USDA – NRCS on Thursday, May 2nd. The workshop, which is free and open to all interested parties, will last from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Landowners and land managers of local streams and waterways on their property are encouraged to attend. ... Read More
The recently revised Construction General Permit (CGP) for Stormwater became effective on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. According to the TCEQ Regulatory Announcements for Small Businesses and Local Governments, all authorizations issued under the current CGP will expire. For coverage under the new permit, a Notice of Intent (NOI) should be submitted to the TCEQ. Construction projects within Killeen’s jurisdiction that have already obtained a Land Disturbance Permit prior to March 5, 2013 should submit a copy of the new NOI to the City of Killeen’s Environmental Services Division. Operators of large construction activities previously authorized under the expiring CGP have 90 days to submit a new NOI and application fee. ... Read More
The City of Killeen is working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District to host a Texas Well Owners Network Training and Screening. This program is for residents that depend on household wells for their drinking water needs. Well owners who want to become familiar with Texas’ groundwater sources, water quality, water treatment, and well maintenance issues should plan to attend. The program will be on June 20th at the Texas A&M – Central Texas Campus in Killeen. More information will be available soon for this workshop. ... Read More
At the April 24, 2013 Stakeholder Meeting, the City’s consultant presented on the changes in the State’s Construction General Permit that was issued in March 2013. Download that presentation for an overview of the changes.
Monthly Drainage Utility Fees
The City of Killeen's Drainage Utility was created in October 2001 to improve the function and the health of the City's drainage infrastructure. The City assesses a fee to support this function upon each developed lot or parcel within the City's drainage service area. Benefited properties are categorized as "residential" and "non-residential."
The current Drainage Utility fee schedule can be found in Chapter 32 of the Killeen Code of Ordinances. A summary of the Drainage Utility fee schedule as of 09-14-10 is as follows:
The primary activities of the City of Killeen's Drainage Utility include:
The City of Killeen utilizes our Drainage Maintenance Plan and reports by citizens to maintain our drainage system. The most significant concern is unobstructed flow within improved drainage ways. Unfortunately, problems aren't always acknowledged unless we experience a huge rainfall event and citizens call in to report the problems that occurred.
Funding from your Drainage Utility is used to provide an increase in the level of maintenance and improvement of the drainage system, and increase support of mandatory federal and state water quality requirements. With this funding, the City can begin to inspect, clean, and repair drainage infrastructure proactively so improved drainage systems can operate as designed and blockages that cause flooding can be reduced.
Here's a snapshot summary of the City's drainage system:
In addition, the City owns or has maintenance responsibility for numerous green space areas and structures that support the drainage system.
City staff have begun several activities designed to comply with the requirements of EPA's Clean Water Act known as Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (or NPDES; here in Texas it is the TPDES). Storm water run-off is the most common source of surface water pollution because it carries contaminants to our creeks and streams. It also carries contaminants to our drinking water supplies and places of recreation. Activities to reduce pollutants include:
If you have any questions about your Drainage Utility, please contact the Public Works, Drainage Utility Division at (254) 501-7629.