Stormwater Utility

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A Department of the Engineering Services Division

The Stormwater Utility office is located at
630 Ronald Reagan Dr
Building A, East Wing
Evans, GA  30809

Our office number is (706) 855-RAIN (7246)

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE INCREASE OF THE STORMWATER FEE. 

STORMWATER PURCHASES A NEW CAMERA TRUCK

Columbia County Stormwater Utility department has purchased a camera truck that will give our inspection team the ability to thoroughly inspect 200+ miles of county owned drainage pipes.

Per Columbia County's permit with Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Columbia County Stormwater Utility is required to inspect the infrastructure once every 5 years. However, through our asset management program, we are able to perform these inspections almost twice every 5 years in an effort to be proactive in maintaining the system.

Camera Truck
Inspection team pictured from left to right: Tracey Shoemaker, Brian O'Sullivan, Andrew McDonald, and Donnie Hodges.

Inside the Camera Truck
Pictured here is the Stormwater manager Gary Bennett and inspection supervisor Jac Palmer reviewing one of the county's stormwater pipes.

Camera Truck Working
Pictured above is Tracey Shoemaker and Andrew McDonald lowering the remote controlled camera into one of the stormwater pipes.

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Pictured above is the remote controlled camera. This gizmo can travel approx. 1000 feet and can rotate the camera head a full 360 degrees.

 

 Did you know that because of impervious surfaces like pavement and rooftops, a typical city block generates more than 5 times more runoff than a woodland area of the same size?

 MDE-figue1-1-water-balanceStormwater Runoff

  In urban and suburban areas, much of the land surface is covered by buildings and pavement, which does not allow rain and snow melt to soak into the ground. Instead, most developed areas rely on storm drains to carry large amounts of runoff from roofs and paved areas to nearby waterways. Stormwater flows increase with urban development causing increased siltation and sedimentation, stormwater pollution, and flooding. The solutions to stormwater problems are complicated, far-reaching, and expensive. We are striving to acquire as much alternative (i.e., State or Federal) funding as possible. 

 Members of the Stormwater Utility Staff are dedicated to assisting the citizens with their problems. We pledge our hard work and resourcefulness to ensure the greatest cost-benefit for every dollar we receive from the citizens of Columbia County as well as from alternative sources of funds.

 If you have any questions or concerns about your stormwater account or if you have a drainage complaint, please contact our department at (706) 855-RAIN (7246) or email us at Customer Service.

   

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