Storm Drain Information

The Street Department performs maintenance on approximately 18.96 miles of storm drainage within the city limits of Forney.

The storm water system is a network of structures, channels and underground pipes that carry storm water (rain water) to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers. The network consists of both public and private systems. It's an integral part of the storm water management system in the city that is designed to control the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of storm runoff.

Public Works Storm Drain

Separate from the Sewer System

It's not part of the wastewater (sanitary) sewer system, which carries water and waste from drains (sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc.) and toilets to a treatment plant to be treated and filtered. Storm water does not flow to a treatment plant.

Storm Water System Above-Ground Parts

You can see the above-ground parts of the storm system, including:

  • Channels of grass, concrete, stone (rip-rap) and some asphalt
  • Curb inlets
  • Grass swales
  • Outfalls (pipe openings)
  • Roadside ditches
  • Yard inlets