The County strives to meet the requirement of "reducing pollutants to the Maximum Extent Practicable (MEP)” by having procedures in place and following Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the following areas:
- Structural and Source Control Measures, addresses the different activities that physically affect the quantity and quality of the stormwater entering the County stormwater conveyance system.
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program, proactively identifies intentional and unintentional illicit discharges into the County’s stormwater system or waters of the state. While complete elimination of illicit discharges is the goal that may be difficult to achieve, this program helps to minimize their occurrence in the County. If you suspect an illicit discharge into the County stormwater system or state waters, immediately contact Roads and Drainage at (404) 297-3840.
- Industrial Facility Stormwater Runoff Control Program, describes the County’s industrial facility inventory and the inspection of industrial facilities for compliance with stormwater regulations.
- Construction Site Management Program, describes the County’s erosion and sedimentation control ordinance, site plan review process and construction site inspection process.
- Impaired Waterbodies, describes stream segments only partially supporting or not supporting their designated uses, the pollutants of concern in those streams and the County’s watershed improvement efforts in these impaired streams.
- Public Education and Public Involvement Programs, describes the County’s many public involvement and public education activities. These activities include storm drain stenciling and school presentations and are designed to educate citizens about and involve citizens in efforts to improve water quality and increase the use of green infrastructure and low impact development BMPs.
- Municipal Stormwater Facilities, describes the County’s municipal facility inventory and the inspection of municipal facilities for compliance with stormwater regulations.