Stormwater

Stormwater 管理 has become an increasingly important responsibility for local governments. 在桃县 Stormwater 径流 is managed by collecting it in Stormwater systems using different collection structures. The water is then redirected and eventually released into local bodies of water including streams, 池塘, 小溪, 和河流.

New federal and state regulations require a new approach to Stormwater 管理. These new regulations require counties to more stringently manage Stormwater 径流. These regulations are aimed at minimizing flooding and enhancing water quality. For every rain event the county’s water resources are threatened by Stormwater 径流. Stormwater 径流 is defined as “the portion of precipitation on land that cannot be adsorbed by the s石油 and ultimately reaches streams and other bodies of water, often containing dissolved or suspended materials.”

Polluted 径流 is the leading sources of surface water pollution in present day America, 就像环保局说的. Stormwater is capable of picking up trash, 污垢, 叶子, 沉积物, 农药, 化肥, 石油, 油脂, 化学物质, 宠物浪费, and other contaminants as it runs off of developed land. This polluted 径流 is referred to as "non-point source pollution" because the pollution comes from many different sources as opposed to "point source pollution" that would result from a single spill or illegal discharge.

Stormwater 径流 eventually flows into Stormwater systems and is released into nearby rivers, streams, and wetlands. This 径流 is released untreated into bodies of water used for swimming, fishing, and drinking. Urban growth increases the need for effective Stormwater 管理 due to the fact that land development alters the natural landscape and flow of surface water. These changes increase the amount and speed of Stormwater 径流. This is due to an increase in the amount of impervious surfaces associated with urbanization. Flooding, erosion, and the discharge of pollutants are also made more sever by urbanization.  

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (环保署) regulates the discharge of pollutants in Stormwater through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (npd) permits and the requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Communities that fail to comply with Stormwater requirements could face significant monetary penalties.

桃县 Stormwater 管理课程(PCSWMP) has been formulated to manage and regulate Stormwater issues within the unincorporated areas of the County. 实施 Stormwater 管理课程(SWMP), 桃县 will undertake various activities, including the cleaning of ditches and other Stormwater 传输系统.

The program will also implement a more proactive approach replacing aging and failing culverts and drainage structures to increase conveyance capacity. 除了, an ongoing regulatory compliance strategy will be applied as well as an increase in development regulation activities.

的目标 PCSWMP 包括:

  • Achieve Compliance with Local, State, and Federal Regulations
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Participation and Involvement with Reducing or Preventing Stormwater 污染
  • Detecting and Eliminating Illicit Discharges to the County’s Stormwater 排水系统
  • 减少污染物 Stormwater Runoff from Construction Activities
  • 调节 Stormwater Runoff from New Development or Redevelopment
  • 减少和预防 Stormwater 污染 from County Operations and Facilities
  • 例行检查 Stormwater 排水系统
  • 排水系统 Cleaning / Repair / Replacement
  • Service Request Investigations / Resolutions
  • 排水系统 Water Quality Improvements
  • Stormwater 规划及制图
  • 条例实施
  • Land Development Plan Reviews and Site Inspections
 
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