Stormwater Management Program
By now, you're probably familiar with the Stormwater Management Program of Athens-Clarke county. But in case you aren't, here's a brief rundown of what stormwater is and what the division dedicated to it does for us:
You know all that water that runs off roofs, the streets, or even your driveway? Well, that water can bring pollutants with it. Whether it's oil, cleaning products, or other stuff, it ends up going into storm drains -- From there, it ends up in our waterways!
The folks over at Stormwater Management, with the help of our Stormwater Utility bill payments, dedicate their efforts to ensuring that issues like flooding, pollution, erosion, and more are addressed head-on. Here's a few ways they do this:
Taking readings of the water in our waterways
Illicit discharge detection and elimination
Cleaning of storm drains, curbs, and problem/accumulation areas
Providing Stormwater education programs
Conducting flood reduction projects
...and much more
Per a new requirement by the Georgia EPD (Environmental Protection Division), we are making Winterville's most current approved Stormwater Management Plan available for download.
Click on the button below to view/download it to your computer!
By the way...
2024 Stormwater Calendars are hot off the press and ready to hang in your home or office! These wall calendars are full of beautiful photos of natural history in Athens-Clarke County. Copies are free and available on a first-come, first served basis. Stop by Winterville City Hall to pick one up (while supplies last) or request one be mailed to you at www.accgov.com/stormwatercalendar.
And if you need to report any water pollution concerns, check out the stormwater hotline at the following link: