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It's Almost Time to Roll Out the Barrels

The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and ACC Water Conservation Office will co-host the ninth annual Roll Out the Barrels fundraiser on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Foundry (295 E. Dougherty Street). The event will feature a silent auction of 16 unique rain barrels painted by local artists, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Roll Out the Barrels raises money to support the ACC Green Schools Program, an initiative that encourages environmental education in Athens-Clarke County schools.
Water pollution is a serious problem in Athens-Clarke County and green infrastructure, such as rain barrels and other rain harvesters, are an important component in addressing that problem. Rain barrels are easy-to-install and can be used to protect water by both reducing runoff and reducing the need to pull from city water supplies for lawn-care and car washing.
For more information about the event, visit Follow Athens-Clarke County Stormwater on Facebook (@StormwaterACC) to view the barrels and vote on your favorite. We hope to see you at The Foundry on May 23!

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Celebrating National Public Works Week

Athens-Clarke County, along with municipalities across the country, will celebrate National Public Works Week from May 19 to May 25. This week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is meant to celebrate the men and women across North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Public Works professionals use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life. In Athens, “Public Works” includes our Streets and Drainage Division, Traffic Engineering Division, Engineering Division, Stormwater Management Program, Landscape Management Division, Fleet Management Division, Public Utilities Department, Solid Waste Department, and Athens Transit services.

In honor of Public Works Week, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is sponsoring a Rolling Truck Tour where public works trucks and equipment will travel to several local schools, including Alps Road Elementary, Athens Montessori, Chase Street Elementary, Cleveland Road Elementary, J. J. Harris Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School, Whit Davis Elementary, and Kaleidoscope Montessori School. Students will get to see, hear, and touch the trucks, as well as learn about the hardworking individuals who operate them.
To learn about your local Department of Transportation and Public Works, visit our website here.

Rolling Tour 2018
Rolling Tour 2018
Rolling Tour 2018

NEW! Pay Your Stormwater Bill Online

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting online payments for the Stormwater Utility Fee! Please visit and click on the “NEW! Pay Your Stormwater Utility Bill Online” button near the top of the homepage. You will immediately be redirected to an ACCGOV Click2Gov online payment platform. 

You will need your Stormwater Utility account number to create a user account or make a one-time payment. Once logged into your account, you can update mailing addresses, view past bills, and set-up recurring payments or bank drafts.

Please email or call 706-613-3440 if you need assistance.

Upcoming Events

Winterville Marigold Festival
Saturday, May 11, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Pittard Park (125 N. Church Street)
The Winterville Marigold Festival began over 30 years ago as a way to beautify and renovate the town and for the purpose of promoting friendship. Each year, the festival features juried arts and crafts, barbecue and other food vendors, dancing and entertainment in the park, the Marigold 10K, parade, and other events. ACC Stormwater will host their own booth in the “EcoVillage” to give out information about the program, volunteer opportunities, and other upcoming events.
Tabling at the Athens Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Bishop Park (705 Sunset Drive)
Are you familiar with the pollutants that harm Athens-Clarke County waterways? Do you want to help keep Athens-Clarke County’s waterways clean? Then visit the ACC Stormwater booth at the Athens Farmers Market. We will have information about water pollution in Athens and volunteer opportunities, as well as a trivia game and prizes.
Roll Out the Barrels
Thursday, May 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Foundry (295 E. Dougherty Street)
Enjoy functional art and support sustainability at the ninth annual Roll Out the Barrels! The event will feature a silent auction of barrels painted by 16 local artists, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. The family-friendly event is hosted by the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and Water Conservation Office with support from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Athens Paint and Body, and The Graduate Hotel. Proceeds benefit the ACC Green Schools Program.

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Contact Us

Stormwater Management Program
Department of Transportation and Public Works
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
120 W. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601

Notice Dumping?

Call the Stormwater Hotline at 706-614-1282 if you see someone dumping into a storm drain or notice flooding due to clogged drains or pipes.

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