Watershed Protection

City of Villa Rica’s Storm Water Management Program:

The City of Villa Rica Watershed Protection Department is required to manage the WPP (Watershed Protection Plan) and the SWMP (Storm Water Management Plan). The SWMP was implemented to address storm water management within the jurisdiction of the City of Villa Rica. It has been developed as required under the State of Georgia, Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Phase II MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) General Permit GAG610000. The objective of the SWMP and the WPP is to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the MS4 to waters of the State to the maximum extent practicable, in order to protect water quality and to satisfy the appropriate Federal and State water quality requirements.

Specific measures the City must manage and address include:

  • Public education and outreach on storm water impacts
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE program)
  • Drainage systems operation and maintenance including inspections
  • Capital improvement program planning e.g. replacing aging storm water infrastructure
  • Annual reporting of the Storm Water Management Plan and Watershed Protection Plan
  • Inspections of all City owned drainage control structures
  • Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring and Biological Monitoring and Assessments
  • Storm water Maintenance Agreements in regards to detention facilities (post development)
  • Inspection of industrial facilities that are potential to pollute the waters of the State

The goals of the City Storm water Management Program include:

  • Complying with the State and Federal regulations
  • Keeping streams healthy for human consumption and wildlife
  • Replacing aging infrastructure
  • Performing necessary routine maintenance of infrastructure
  • Inspecting all City owned drainage infrastructures within the corporate limits of the City within 5 years.
  • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations 
Watershed Protection
Jameson Green
Watershed Protection Supervisor

571 W. Bankhead Hwy
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Phone: 678-840-1214

Fax: 678-785-1028

E-mail:
jgreen@villarica.org

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
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