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Master Drainage Plan
Draft Plan
The City has completed a draft Plan. The draft plan considers public input from a variety of outreach efforts including an online mapping activity, online town hall, a public meeting for citizens to provide feedback on various drainage-related topics, and comments on the draft plan.

Citizens are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by calling 281-275-2780 or emailing . You can also stay up to date by signing up for email updates.

The City of Sugar Land is updating the 2007 Master Drainage Plan (MDP), which provides policy guidance on how to accomplish drainage-related goals identified in the adopted comprehensive plan. The MDP describes the city’s physical drainage-related characteristics, identifies drainage agencies with jurisdiction in Sugar Land, establishes roles and responsibilities of various agencies, and identifies future efforts necessary for drainage planning and flood control.

Five years have passed since the last MDP update in 2007, and several issues now drive the need to update the plan, as follows:
  • Asset ownership and responsibilities of agencies with drainage responsibilities have changed and need to be updated
  • Critical drainage projects have been completed or are underway
  • The city needs policy guidance on the issue of detention pond maintenance to ensure functional and aesthetic elements of detention ponds are properly designed and constructed and adequately maintained
  • The city developed the Integrated Stormwater Management (ISWWM) drainage model and should document how to utilize the model for greatest benefit
  • In 2012, the city adopted new drainage-related goals through the approval of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan (Chapters 1-5). Additional policy projects may be necessary to accomplish these goals and should be identified

On September 9, 2014, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing and recommended that City Council approve adoption of the plan. On October 21, 2014, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to adopt the plan. A second reading of an ordinance to adopt the plan will be held at City Council on November 4, 2014.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Would you like to receive periodic updates as the plan moves forward? Sign up for notifications and stay up to date on the Master Drainage Plan Update.

Mapping Activity
The mapping activity is now closed. This activity gathered feedback on drainage issues throughout Sugar Land. Visit www.communitywalk.com/drainage to review the results.

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