The current rate is $3.50 per month, as established in January 2017. The Municipal Drainage Utility System Fee is assessed based on every active water meter. Drainage infrastructure and services will be exclusively funded through the Municipal Drainage Utility System fee rates. Chapter 552 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that all funds raised by the drainage fee, by law, may only be used for drainage related activities, with no exceptions.
Drainage Infrastructure & Services
Through its annual budgeting process, the Marshall City Commission determines the appropriate expenditures for drainage infrastructure and services for each fiscal year and will set the Drainage Fee based on current and future needs based on annually updating our Twenty Year Drainage Improvement Program. New business or residential developments will be required to address their increased runoff through on-site detention, off-site mitigation, or participation in a community stormwater project. Under Chapter 552 of the Texas Local Government Code, the City Commission has the obligation to set Municipal Drainage Utility System rates based on the cost of service.