Walton County Government

Walton County Stormwater Department

Walton County has a Stormwater Management Program that consists of Best Management Pratices (BMP’s) we have to perform in order to meet the requirements of the NPDES Permit issued to us.  The Walton County Stormwater Department has created and maintains a map of all MS4 features in unincorporated Walton County using GPS to record points in a Geographic Information System.  The map is used to help locate structures for inspections and maintenance.  Some of the BMP’S that we perform are; to inspect 20% of stormwater structures annually and maintain all stormwater structures on County right of way, screen 20% of outfalls annually for pollutants, investigate and resolve all illicit discharge complaints report, train employees on good practices related to pollutants, inspect 20% of detention ponds a year from our inventory, and maintain all county owned detention facilities.

Three streams in the urbanized area of Walton County are currently listed as not supporting. We are actively trying to identify and eliminate the sources leading to the impairment of these streams.

The impaired waters are the following along with the impairment:

Big Flat Creek from Loganville City Limits to Hwy 138 - Fecal Coliform

Little Haynes Creek from Loganville City Limits to Centerhill Church Rd - Fecal Coliform

Tributary to Little Haynes Creek from headwaters to Chandler Haulk Rd - Bio F Impacted fish community

Please contact the Walton County Stormwater Department if you identify any source leading to the impairment of these streams.

https://epd.georgia.gov/georgia-305b303d-list-documents

Illicit discharges are anything going into Walton County's Storm drain system that is not comprised of only stormwater.  Some examples of an illicit discharges are sewage or septic, used motor oil, or sediment going into a storm drain or stream.  We encourage the citizens of Walton County to report anything that they suspect of being an illicit discharge to the Walton County Stormwater Department for further investigation.

Examples of illicit Discharges:

Oil Spill on Curb and Gutter road that leads to storm drain

Septic Tank overflowing into curb and gutter street that leads to a storm drain

Illicit Discharge and stormwater informational links:

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/upload/cu_after_the_storm.pdf

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/upload/posterside1.pdf

http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com/

Water Quality and Erosion and Sediment Control Complaint Form

Contact information
Explain problem
Review and submit

Questions Call Walton County Stormwater Department 770-266-1796

For problems that require immediate attention and are a hazard to public safety call Public Works 770-267-1350 or 911 after hours or on weekends.