What will the stormwater utility fee pay for?
Services provided will include:
Developing and managing a master plan to identify, select and prioritize capital projects to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Stormwater Utility program in an efficient, fair and equitable manner throughout the city.
Meeting the increasing state and federal regulatory requirements contained in the City's stormwater permit
Implementation of a comprehensive maintenance system for vegetation control, storm pipe and structure cleaning, street sweeping, detention pond cleaning, and repairing damaged trap lids.
Establishment of an enterprise fund to fund emergency stormwater projects and bond larger stormwater projects.
Small drainage construction projects to address local flooding and drainage issues throughout Augusta-Richmond County; more than 50 have been designed, but were not previously funded
Mowing and other stewardship projects to preserve, enhance and restore the integrity of the City's water resources and improve the appearance of our “Garden City.”

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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?