In most areas, the streets are considered to be a part of the drainage system. Learn about what you can do if your street floods.
Is street flooding normal?
Yes. During a typical rainfall event, water will flow through storm sewers located underneath the street or in roadside ditches to a drainage channel. When the capacity of the storm sewers or roadside ditches is exceeded, the street itself will hold the water until the storm sewer or roadside ditch has additional room to drain the water.
My street floods. How do I get something done about this problem?
The City’s Utility Department will investigate and inspect the storm sewer and ditch systems for breaks / blockages and make repairs as needed. However, if the drainage system is found to be operating as designed with no defects, the area may still experience flooding during moderate to heavy rain events. When defects are found, requests will be referred for evaluation under the City's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This request will be ranked against other requests / projects and prioritized accordingly. Call 311 or use the 311 Online Portal to make a report.
I am having a drainage issue within my lot or from a surrounding lot. What should I do?
A drainage problem within your lot or water running from lot-to-lot is considered to be a civil matter and is not regulated by the City of Corpus Christi. Contact an engineer or landscape professional to assist you in solving these matters.