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HCDD1 History

Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 (HCDD1) owns, manages, and maintains 256.30 miles of drainage systems, and maintains an additional 328.16 miles of drainage systems through inter-local agreements with surrounding entities.

Currently HCDD1 is responsible for maintaining 584.46 miles of drainage systems, and is in the planning phase to construct an additional 81.42 miles.

The grand total of current and future miles is 665.89,  equivalent to the distance it takes to travel from McAllen, Texas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

HCDD1 News Feed
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
2018 Dare To PrepareRead more...
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 celebrated its 110th anniversary. We would like to thank the community and Board of Directors for their continu...Read more...
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
Update 6/5/18: Frank Weller was recognized by the Board of Directors for placing 1st at TPWA-RGV Equipment Roadeo Hidalgo County Drainage District No....Read more...
Tue, 05 Jun 2018
Ch. 4 Valley Central - Hidalgo County Commissioner working to eliminate drainage problemsRead more...
Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Location : North of Monte Cristo Rd. between Wallace & North Main Drain. Approx. 1/4 Mile East of Jackson Rd Cubic yards of Fill Dirt : 582 135 Locati...Read more...
Tue, 06 Mar 2018
Please come and join the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 as we will participate in the 6th Annual 2018 South Texas All Hazards Conference that ...Read more...
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HEALTH RISKS

  • Drinking water quality issues related to non-point source pollution
  • Flooding caused by debris/wastes that clog drainage ditches and waterways
  • Habitat/breeding grounds for disease-carrying vectors
  • Indirect exposure to toxic chemicals/hazardous wastes
  • Inhaling pollutants carried by smoke from open burning ("burn barrels", etc.) and dump fires
  • Direct contact exposure to sharp objects, medical wastes, caustic substances, and fire.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DRAINAGE DITCH?

      - To relieve low-lying areas that are prone to flooding of storm water through a channelized drainage channel.

WHAT IS AN IRRIGATION CANAL?

    - Irrigation Canals are usually elevated, and are either cement lined or have underground pipes. Their purpose is to channel water to irrigate crop fields.

WHAT IS A ROAD SIDE DITCH?

      - Its purpose serves to carry rainwater off the thoroughfare for the safety of the traveling public. Some roadside ditches may or may not have a concrete or plastic culvert pipe running through to carry water to a drain located at the end. These ditches are maintained by City, County of State.

WHAT IS A DRAINAGE SWALE?

    - A swale is a low tract of land that runs along a property designed to manage water runoff. A drainage swale is maintained by the property owners.

RGV HURRICANE READY EXPO (Saturday, April 28th)

Location: South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus

The Drainage District No. 1 took part in this years Hurricane Ready expo. Our staff helped residents learn about the risks and dangers associated with Hurricanes. More importantly, residents were provided with information on what actions to take before, during, and after a hurricane.

Please visit our Education Station page for access to the National Hurricane Center.
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Board Members

  • Ramon Garcia
    County Judge
    956-318-2600

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  • David L. Fuentes
    County Precinct No. 1
    956-968-8733

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  • Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu
    County Precinct No. 2
    956-787-1891

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  • Joe M. Flores
    County Precinct No. 3
    956-585-4509

    Website

  • Joseph Palacios
    County Precinct No. 4
    956-383-3112

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