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Together, we can stop water pollution. Stormwater is water that runs off roofs, driveways, and streets into our storm drains. On its way, stormwater picks up chemicals and pollutants that contaminate our waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency has found that stormwater (non-point source pollution) is the number 1 leading cause of pollution in today's streams, rivers, and lakes. The Stormwater Management Program is dedicated to protecting Athens-Clarke County water from the moment it runs off our streets to the moment it reaches our streams.
Our program operates under the NPDES General Permit for Phase II Stormwater Discharges. This permit lays out requirements necessary to properly manage stormwater (non-point source pollution) and pollutant discharges to our waters. For more information regarding our permit regulations or what you can do to help stop water pollution please contact us by phone, email, or using our online contact form.
Questions about your Stormwater Utility Bill? Find the answers you're looking for at Stormwater Utility Billing. If you still have questions, please call us or send us your questions using our contact form.
Congratulations to our 2015 Stormwater Steward Winners.
J's Bottle Shop, Sam's Food Mart, and Ed Lane of the Smith Planning Group won the 2015 Stormwater Steward Business award for their parking lot rain garden project. John F. Crowley, Ph.D., won the 2015 Stormwater Steward Citizen award for his comprehensive and cutting edge landscape design.