Stormwater is exactly what it sounds like. It is the water that falls during a storm. It sounds simple enough. But what most people don’t realize is that in the journey from the sky to streets to the streams, stormwater runoff picks up various chemicals and pollutants that can contaminate our waterways.
Stormwater affects everyone who lives in Athens- Clarke County. Even if your property has never had a drainage problem, the stormwater runoff that comes from your property must be managed to prevent flooding further downstream.
The roads that we travel every day have stormwater systems that must be managed and maintained so that you can travel safely, even in the worst of storms.
We all depend on our streams and rivers to provide drinking water and safe recreational areas for our community.
Just as we all contribute to the stormwater system, we all will receive the benefits of the utility. Those benefits are many, including:
- Improved water quality
- Federal and state permit compliance
- Improved infrastructure, safety, and security
- Improved quality of life
- Smart, quality growth
- Fair Distribution of Costs
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