What is stormwater?
Stormwater refers to any precipitation that falls from the sky. This can include rain, sleet, snow, and ice. The City of Doraville operates under its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and Stormwater Management Plan to maintain stormwater infrastructure, address illicit discharges, provide public education, and prevent pollution.
Why is it important?
Stormwater runoff plays a large role in local water pollution. As the runoff flows across the ground, it picks up pollutants and carries them into local waterways, such as rivers, lakes, and streams. In a natural system, a variety of plants act as filters that clean pollution from the water as it percolates into the ground. Without these natural filters, pollutants and other debris accumulate and are washed into bodies of water.
What to do if you see an Illicit Discharge?
What do you do if you see an illicit discharge or connection? REPORT IT to your local city or county municipality. Most Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities have programs in place that detect, eliminate, and prevent illicit discharges to the stormwater system. As a citizen of Doraville, business person, or visitor to our city, you are encouraged to report any problems you see or experience with stormwater-related assets to our Public Works Department at 470-294-2486
5 easy ways everyone can help
- Bag your yard waste
- Clean up after your pet
- Throw litter in its proper place
- Check your vehicles for leaks and repair them
- Never dump anything down a storm drain or into a drainage ditch