The Stormwater Utility Enterprise Fund works under an NPDES Phase Two Permit that requires Barrow County to maintain a five-year stormwater management plan (2018 through 2022). This plan requires the inspections and maintenance of the stormwater sewer system in the unincorporated area of the county, which includes approximately 186 detention ponds. This work is completed with stormwater maintenance employees. This department enforces the stormwater utility ordinance, and federal and state laws, which include the Clean Water Act. The department samples 20 creek locations quarterly for water quality and collects stormwater inventory data for inclusion in the GIS mapping system. This department also prepares billing information so the Tax Commissioner can properly bill for the annual stormwater utility fee.

Department Stats

  • Full-Time Employees: 5
  • FY 2024 Budget: $1,353,925.99