The City of Gallatin Engineering Division and Public Works Department oversee and maintain the City’s public stormwater system to prevent flooding during a normal rain event in the public right of way (ROW), such as public streets and sidewalks. This system is designed to handle typical amounts of rain and may not be able to handle flash flooding or larger flooding events.
Our stormwater conveyance system includes:
To ensure the public stormwater conveyance system is working properly, we manage:
Please contact City Engineering Office with concerns regarding the above. (615-451-5965)
Some stormwater concerns, typically those that do not affect public safety, are not managed by the City of Gallatin and are therefore the responsibility of the property owner such as:
The policies above apply to all drainage infrastructure within City Right of Way (ROW) or easements. Infrastructure within State ROW or easements is maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Their contact number is (615) 451-5824.
The City of Gallatin assumes no responsibility for the maintenance, installation or improvement of pipes or stormwater systems on private property. Where a drainage easement exists, the City may maintain, install or improve a stormwater system at its option for the clearly defined general public welfare.
Property owners are responsible for managing and maintaining stormwater issues affecting their private property. Below are a few ways you can help reduce the impact of stormwater and protect your property.
These are just a few of the ways you can help protect your property and reduce stormwater runoff.
During periods of heavy rain it is important that you know your flood hazard risks and take proper flood safety precautions in case of potential flooding. The National Weather Service will post flash flood warnings or watches when the conditions are present.
Keep alert to rising waters in the streams in your area.
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