Stormwater Management Program

2014 Stream Walks
ACC Stormwater staff will be walking Trail Creek between the months of April and May to assess overall stream health. For more information, please call 706-613-3440.

Welcome to the Stormwater Management Program website. The Stormwater Management Program works to enhance and protect the water resources of Athens-Clarke County.

Stormwater Utility Information
Click here for information about Stormwater Utility Billing. We love to hear from you so feel free to contact us with your questions.

What Is Stormwater?
Stormwater is water that runs off roofs, driveways, and streets into our storm drains. What most people do not realize is that in the journey from the sky to streets to streams, stormwater picks up chemicals and pollutants that can contaminate our waterways.

What does the Stormwater Management Program do?

  • Complies with the federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
  • Conducts water quality monitoring of streams and rivers in Athens-Clarke County to assess the health of local waterways.
  • Develops and implements watershed management plans for the 17 watersheds in Athens-Clarke County.
  • Oversees construction site stormwater runoff control through reviewing of site plans, site inspections, and enforcement of erosion prevention practices.
  • Conducts illicit discharge investigations and works to prevent water pollution through enforcing Athens-Clarke County's Illicit Discharge Ordinances.

Questions or Comments?
We would love to hear from you! Ask questions or give us feedback through our convenient contact form.

Kathryn Shepard
Stormwater Coordinator

Staff Directory

Transportation & Public Works Department
120 West Dougherty Street
Athens, GA  30601

Phone: 706-613-3440
Fax: 706-613-3444
Hotline: 706-614-1282

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.