Covid-19 Response

Our office door is open to the public
and we will continue to operate during normal
business hours.


Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Engineering and Grant Administration Services 2021/2022 TxDEM/FEMA BRIC Grant Program

Cameron County Drainage District 5 adopted a Tax Rate that will raise more taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year's tax rate.  The Tax Rate will effectively be raised by 3.28% and will raise taxes for Maintenance and Operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $4.36.

Proposed Tax Rate & Public Hearing
Cameron County Drainage District No.5 will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. regarding our Proposed Tax Rate.   Please click on the link below for details on the proposed rate.


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Cameron County Drainage District No. 5 covers approximately 40 square miles within Cameron County and includes portions of the City of Harlingen and the Towns of Combes, Palm Valley, and Primera.  The District, established in 1993, functions as a custodian of the drainage network in this area, responsible for construction, improvements, and maintenance of approximately 70 miles of open drains. 



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District Boundary Map

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Plat Submittal




Physical Address:

221 E. Filmore Ave.

Harlingen, Texas  78550

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 148

Harlingen, Texas 78551


(956) 423-6411


Alan Moore, PE, CFM

General Manager

(956) 423-6411

Veronica Larraga

Administrative Assistant

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Board of Directors

John L. McCarty.........Director

Steven Jennings.........Director

Jerome Wade.........Director