Stormwater Management Program

Together, we can stop water pollution.

The Stormwater Management Program is dedicated to protecting Athens-Clarke County water from the moment it runs off our streets to the moment it reaches our streams. Our program operates under the NPDES General Permit for Phase II Stormwater Discharges. This permit lays out requirements necessary to properly manage stormwater (non-point source pollution) and pollutant discharges to our waters. Learn more about our program by clicking through the various pages shown on the menu to the left.

Middle Oconee River
North Oconee
Questions about your Stormwater Utility Bill?

The stormwater utility fee is based on the amount of impervious surface on each property, which is calculated using aerial images of the county. The utility fee pays for stormwater infrastructure maintenance within the public right-of-way, as well as a comprehensive Stormwater Management Program (outlined in the NPDES Permit referenced above). Learn more by clicking the buttons below, or check out this StoryMap created by Athens-Clarke County's Geographic Information Office.

If you have questions about your stormwater utility fee and cannot find the answers you are looking for on one of the pages below, please call 706-613-3989 or email stormwater@accgov.comDue to the volume of calls, you may be asked to leave a message. ACC Stormwater staff will respond to your question as soon as possible.

Did you know?

Athens-Clarke County has over 65 miles of polluted waters and nearly all of them are polluted by fecal coliform bacteria from animal waste. Check out our PSA about pet waste and see what you can do to help keep our waters clean.

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Contact Information

Stormwater Management Program
Transportation & Public Works Dept.

120 W. Dougherty Street

Athens, Georgia 30601

Main Phone: 706-613-3440
Billing Questions: 706-613-3989

If you wish to visit our office, please call for an appointment: 706-613-3989

Stormwater Hotline: 706-614-1282

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact us with questions or concerns any time using our contact form, or email