Public Works

Storm Water

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Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) is responsible for administering the state’s stormwater management program.  State stormwater requirements are mirrored after the federal NPDES program, requiring that stormwater be treated to the maximum extent practicable (MEP). 

At the state level, Georgia’s NPDES program requires all construction sites disturbing more than one-acre, many industrial sites, and all designated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4’s) to obtain permit coverage.  Most sites will be able to obtain coverage under the state general permit, but water quality parameters will be established on a site-by-site basis when the risk of contamination is present.

It is important to note the establishment of a multi-county Planning District that requires post development stormwater control measures in the areas surrounding and including Atlanta.

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