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The Stormwater Management Plan

The Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) has been developed as a requirement of Article III, Chapter 2-6.1 of the Code of Ordinances of Columbia County, Georgia. The ordinance was adopted as a required segment of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Application to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD). The purpose of the document is to clarify the goals and objectives of the overall program and to unify the various existing components regarding the management of stormwater within Columbia County such as sediment and erosion control, infrastructure maintenance, and floodplain management.

Check back soon to view a copy of our SWMP.



ATTENTION! The EPD Proposes Changes to the Phase II MS4 Permit

GA EPD’s Phase II MS4 Permit is set to expire on December 5, 2017. In preparation, the EPD has issued a draft version of the permit with proposed changes. This draft permit is scheduled to go into effect on December 6, 2017 and can be found below.

Phase II MS4 Draft Permit

Written comments on this draft permit should be sent by July 14, 2017 to:

Watershed Protection Branch
Environmental Protection Division
NonPoint Source Program, Suite 1462 East
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30334