Remember, Only Rain Down the Storm Drain

The Stormwater Staff needs your help in reporting water pollution and illegal dumping into Athens-Clarke County Storm Drains. Our storm drains do not flow to a water treatment plant, they flow directly to our rivers and streams so when pollutants including paints, oils, and soapy water enter our storm system they can harmful effects on water quality.

Please contact us if you:
  • see someone dumping oil, grease, paint or other pollutants down a storm drain or in the street.
  • see someone blowing leaves into a storm drain.
  • notice flooding due to clogged storm drains and pipes.
  • suspect pollution in a stream.
  • see someone dumping trash or tires into a stream.
  • notice strange colors, suds, or smells in a stream.
Remember, water that flows into our storm drains does not get treated before entering our streams. Please remember only rain down the storm drain!

To contact us, send an email to with a description of your concern or call our Hotline at 706-614-1282. Our offices are open Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. All callers will remain anonymous.


For general questions please view the Staff Directory to find the appropriate contact or fill out our contact form located at the bottom of our home page.

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