Georgia Stormwater Utility Management

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The Environmental Finance Center and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) conduct periodic stormwater fee surveys of nearly all stormwater utilities in the State of Georgia.

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Reports, Tables and Dashboards of GA Stormwater Utility Fees Survey

The stormwater survey is conducted every few years. The first survey was conducted in 2012. The products resulting from the fees survey are available for free to the public and are listed below.

GA Stormwater Fees Dashboard: An online, interactive visual display of each stormwater utility's fees and financial management practices. The dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with  designing a stormwater utility program. It also helps in analyzing stormwater fees against multiple characteristics, including total service area, population, MS4 Permit type, watershed, median household income, and more.

Access the 2016 Dashboard

Access the 2012 Dashboard


GA Stormwater Utilities Report: Single-family residential, multi-family residential, and nonresidential stormwater fees and fee structures are analyzed for 48 local government stormwater utilities throughout the State of Georgia. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their fee structure designs, billing practices, and other topics.


Access the 2016 report


GA Stormwater Fees Table: This table includes the stormwater utilities in Georgia who participated in the 2016-17 survey, their fees at various areas of impervious surface, as well as information on how the fees are collected, the collection rate, and the last year that the fees were changed.

Access the 2016 Stormwater Fees Table


Table of Stormwater Utilities in Georgia that Charge Fees: This table provides a list of all 62 stormwater utilities in Georgia known to charge fees (including the 48 survey respondents), with some supplementary information such as how they collect fees, if known.

Access the 2016 Table of Stormwater Utilities in Georgia


GA Stormwater Survey and Dashboard Presentation: This presentation explores some of the preliminary findings of the 2016-17 Georgia Stormwater Fees Survey and the new dashboard. It was presented at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals/Georgia Chapter of the American Water Resources Association monthly Stormwater Committee Meeting on February 10, 2017 in Marietta, GA.

Access the February 2017 Presentation




Participating Organizations: 

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The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) is an agency of the State of Georgia, created by an act of the General Assembly in 1983, specifically to provide low interest water and wastewater loans to Georgia's local governments. Our mission is to conserve and improve Georgia's energy, land and water resources. The Environmental Finance Center (EFC), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and with an office in Atlanta works with local communities and government agencies to address environmental management challenges by developing innovative financial management and environmental policy strategies and systems.


Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division

Georgia Association of Water Professionals

Georgia Rural Water Association

Georgia Municipal Association

Georgia Department of Community Affairs