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Monday through Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Acworth Stormwater
4404 Acworth Industrial Dr NW,
Acworth, GA 30101

Contact List:

Power & Public Works Main

(770) 974-5233

Angie Luna

Deputy City Manager - Operations

Travis Tallent

Division Manager - Stormwater

Stormwater Management

Image Acworth Stormwater Mural at McCall Primary School

If you are experiencing a stormwater issue or witness an illicit discharge into any storm drain, call the Public Works Department at (770) 974-5233 or email

Some general questions concerning storm water control:

Q: Is it normal to have running water across my lawn in a storm?
A: Yes. Many homes have storm water “swales” in their lawns and yards. In dry conditions these swales may not be noticed but as it rains, stormwater will flow through these small channels. These swales carry water runoff from driveways, rooftops and other upstream properties to the street. Gutters then carry the water to underground drainage systems that fill the detention facilities for a temporary 24-48 hour storage duration.

Q: Why would you want to store stormwater?
A: Storing stormwater controls down stream flooding. However, detention facilities do not totally stop creeks from filling with water, but do help control the amount and timing of stormwater that a stream will receive during heavy events. A stream will still flow at full bank in a heavy rainfall; however, the same stream without a detention facility would crest its banks and could flood nearby structures and properties.

Q: What can you pour into the storm drains in the streets?
A: Nothing! If it is not stormwater, it doesn’t belong in a storm drain! Every time you wash your car you are dumping soap into the stream, as well as chlorine from the water tap. Any oil that has leaked out onto your driveway finds its way to the storm drain as well. Even fertilizers applied to your lawn can affect the ecology of the local streams. If possible minimize these pollutants, it will help to keep creeks and lake clean.

Storm water runoff starts from your roof, your lawn, your gutters, and our streets. It ends up in our local streams, creeks, and lakes. The contamination load that is carried into these waterways have a significant effect on local wildlife as well as community recreation. That’s why it’s important to minimize pollutants and contaminants in storm water runoff.

Acworth Stormwater Team: What we do.2023-08-14T17:08:32-04:00

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Acworth Stormwater Utility Fees2023-08-14T17:08:22-04:00

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Challenges: What we’re up against.2023-09-06T08:13:57-04:00
– The aging Stormwater Infrastructure throughout the city
– Regulating flood control in new developments
– Keeping waterways clean
Education: What is stormwater management?2023-09-06T08:20:08-04:00

Stormwater Management is the controlling of stormwater through a variety of control structures. Drainage facilities are studied and constructed based on hydraulic studies, all to minimize flooding and erosion.  Detention facilities and retainage ponds are created near development to capture storm that has entered the underground drainage conveyance system. These ponds store the water for 24 to 48 hours and release same to minimize or eliminate flooding. The release of water from these man-made ponds can be regulated over a set time period, depending upon topography, development, and rainfall totals for a particular region of drainage basin.

For additional information on Stormwater Runoff please visit:

Locations and Infrastructure: Where it happens.2023-08-14T17:07:54-04:00

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Projects: Where the money goes.2023-08-14T17:08:25-04:00

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Regulations and Resources: What to know.2023-09-06T08:18:55-04:00
The Acworth Stormwater Team adheres to state and federal EPD regulations and files MS4 and SWMP reporting.
For additional resources about Soil Erosion please visit:
Resources: Information for contractors2023-08-14T18:51:26-04:00
Stormwater Dos and Don’ts2023-09-06T08:22:52-04:00
       – Collect rainwater in rain barrels for your garden
       – Build natural rain gardens
       – Keep trash and debris out of drains
        – Don’t let runoff from washing your car go into the drain (even water from your faucet and water hose can harm the environment due to the chlorine)
        – Don’t dispose of leaves and grass clippings into drains (this can cause drains to clog and cause high nitrogen levels in the water
        – Don’t disturb large amounts of land without consulting with the city on erosion plans.
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