Stormwater Management Program
City of Peachtree Corners Stormwater Extent of Service
The City of Peachtree Corners began managing the stormwater utility from January 1, 2018. In order for the City to maintain the stormwater infrastructure, the City collects an annual stormwater utility fee from all commercial and residential properties within the City limits. That fee is part of the annual property tax bills. The utility rate is $2.46 per 100 square feet of impervious surface. The area of impervious surface is used to assess the impact to the stormwater system that each property creates. Impervious surface data is collected by Gwinnett County’s aerial photography and the City’s land development and building department permits, and the impervious areas are updated periodically as new information becomes available.
Extent of Service
The City of Peachtree Corners maintains the stormwater drainage system within the right-of-way (ROW) as well as stormwater pipe systems that are located inside recorded and city-dedicated drainage easements that are connected to the ROW. Not every ROW is maintained by Peachtree Corners. Instead, ROW maintenance responsibility belongs to the owner of each road or street, meaning that some of those are maintained by the City, some by Gwinnett County Department of Transportation (GwDOT), others by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and some streets are Private (HOA). To check a particular road’s ownership, visit the City’s Map webpage and turn on the “streets” layer.
Level of Service
In City maintained drainage systems, the City provides inspections and prioritizes project repairs by date of request and level of project severity. For more details, please visit the City’s Stormwater Utility Level of Service and Maintenance Policy (PDF).
On January 3, 2022 the City of Peachtree Corners will establish a Riprap Program to provide rock to residents experiencing erosion due to stormwater runoff. In order to apply, please thoroughly read and fill out the Riprap Program Application and Indemnity Release form. Once application is approved, a $200 deposit is required in the form of check, credit card, or cash.
Stormwater Permit & Management Program
On April 18, 2019, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) approved the City’s updated Stormwater Management Program and re-issued the City of Peachtree Corners the General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. GAG610000 for Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) to waters of the State.
This five-year permit is in accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act and requires each MS4 to submit to EPD a new Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).
As part of the SWMP, each designated Phase II community is required to address six minimum control measures (MCM), which includes:
- Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
- Public Involvement / Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
- Post – Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
- Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
The City has worked diligently to prepare a SWMP to establish a successful stormwater program that reduces pollution through education, policy / procedures, inspection, and maintenance.
City of Peachtree Corners– Phase II MS4 NPDES Permit No. GAG610000
Learn about the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) (PDF).
Public Education & Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
On October 20, 2016, the City of Peachtree Corners hosted a Public Informational Workshop on the Metropolitan River Protection Act (MRPA) and the importance of the Chattahoochee River. The workshop consisted of:
- A brief message by Karen Shields from the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources about Gwinnett County’s Stormwater Utility Information and an explanation of the Stormwater Service fee and available Credits for attending Public Workshops;
- A presentation by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth about the history and current state of the Chattahoochee and the dangers of Stormwater runoff;
- A presentation by James Santo from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on protecting the Chattahoochee River and the effects that developmental changes have on the River.
The following are links to the presentations from the event for those who could not attend the workshop or want a recap of what they learned.