Peachtree City Stormwater Department
The SWMP deals in 6 major areas that the City has to make strides in order to clean up our stormwater run-off. The areas are Public Education and Outreach, Public Involvement and Participation, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Construction Site Run-off Control, Post Development, and Good Housekeeping. The activities in this SWMP range from distributing information to educating citizens about pollution and its control, to devising a system to ensure the proper maintenance of detention ponds and storm drains throughout the entire City.
The City of Peachtree City has developed a Stormwater Utility to fund all the requirements of our SWMP as well as maintenance issues and capital stormwater projects throughout the city. The bills for the utility are due in April and October of each year. Most commercial and industrial customers will receive a bill once a month. For more information, use the "Understanding Your Bill" link to the left of this page.
The City has adopted the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual Volumes 1 and 2 (available at Georgia Stormwater) to manage redevelopment and new development. The purpose of these manuals is to improve water quality and flooding throughout the city by enforcing the standards which our outlined within the manuals. The requirements in these manuals must be followed for site plan approval.
For more information, contact the Peachtree City Engineering Department at (770) 631-2538
If you are going to be out and about this fall, why not help do something for the local community by helping pick up trash and debris n one of the City's Adopt - A programs. Not only do you help keep Peachtree City beautiful, but you help improve water quality in the area by keeping trash from getting into our water ways. Also, participants are eligible for a 25% credit on their Stormwater Utility bill when they participate in the program prior to each years bill. It is as easy as signing up and picking up.
Just a reminder, if you already participate you don't have to sign up each year for the program, you just have to submit the credit application every year you wish to get the credit for the bill. The credit application can be sent directly to the stormwater utility.
All forms for this program can be found on the documents and links section of the stormwater page.
Little Things That Can Enhance Water Quality
Stormwater runoff containing excessive amounts of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers is a significant threat to the quality of our water. With the onset of the summer lawn maintenance season, there are several things one can do to protect the water quality in our lakes and streams:
Did you know that a single gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria? When it rains, stormwater runoff carries the untreated waste material and bacteria into our creeks and lakes where it can create a health hazard. The City reminds all pet owners to please pick up after your pet and prevent your pets waste from contributing to water pollution.
Swimming Pool Discharges
The spring and fall are peak times for performing swimming pool maintenance. During most maintenance activities, large volumes of highly chlorinated water may be discharged to the storm drainage system. While it may appear that the pool water is being discharged into a closed pipe system, please remember that all storm drainage pipes in the City ultimately discharge into a creek or lake. Once the chlorinated pool water reaches a lake or creek, it can have an adverse effect on the overall environmental health of the watershed because chlorine is highly toxic to fish and other wildlife.
Discharging chlorinated pool water directly to the City’s storm drainage system (pipes, lakes, creeks, ditches, etc) is a violation of Appendix B, Article X, Section 1010 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
However, there are some actions that a pool owner can take to ensure that highly chlorinated pool water does not reach our creeks and lakes.
Report a stormwater drainage issue or call 770-631-6385