What is the Stormwater Utility program?
It is a community solution to a critical challenge: Rehabilitating and maintaining the City’s aging, man-made stormwater drainage system. The Stormwater Utility program is being implemented to alleviate drainage and flooding problems in an economically practicable and sustainable manner while adhering to stringent federal and state environmental regulations. A few examples of stormwater drainage deficiencies - and their consequences - that need addressing in Augusta are:

*Flooding in downtown and inundation of sections of neighborhoods adversely impacts residents and businesses, and threatens public health.
*Degraded infrastructure failings such as Patterson Bridge, Colony Park and Mims Road are evidence that the system is aging and rehabilitation is needed.
*The City receives more than 3,000 stormwater drainage system calls each year, most requesting additional routine maintenance. At stake is the preservation of property values, among other concerns.

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1. Who do I call if I have questions about the Stormwater Fee or Program?
2. How will I get a bill for Stormwater?
3. What is my fee and how is the fee calculated?
4. What is stormwater runoff?
5. What is a Stormwater Drainage System?
6. What is the Stormwater Utility program?
7. Who benefits from the Stormwater Utility?
8. What is a stormwater utility fee?
9. How can I check to see how the funds are being spent?
10. What will the stormwater utility fee pay for?
11. What are some specific projects that are planned?
12. Why can’t the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program pay for stormwater maintenance?
13. What can I do at home to help reduce stormwater runoff and improve the community’s water quality?
14. How is the City’s stormwater drainage system regulated?
15. How do I obtain additional information about the Stormwater Utility program?
16. How was the impervious surface information calculated?
17. Does dirt/gravel/crush and run count as impervious?
18. How do I file an appeal of my impervious information?
19. What is a Stormwater credit and how do I apply for it?
20. Can I prepay my Stormwater fee?