Stormwater Management


When rain water runs off it carries everyday pollutants directly to creeks and streams, such as vehicle fluids, excess lawn chemicals and fertilizers, detergents, construction site runoff and pet waste. Stormwater runoff quantity and quality are important to our environment and our own drinking water. There are many ways to help prevent pollutants from running off into our streams and rivers. It’s a problem we can help prevent.

Whitfield County Erosion/Stormwater Inspection is responsible for compliance with the GA Environmental Protection Division’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit. Whitfield County handles Stormwater for unincorporated Whitfield County, City of Dalton, City of Varnell and the City of Tunnel Hill.

Joint Stormwater Stakeholders Meeting

The Stormwater Program Includes

  • Construction site Stormwater runoff control (implementing and ensuring compliance with erosion and sedimentation ordinance)
  • Post construction site Stormwater runoff control(plan review and compliance for new and redevelopment with the Local Stormwater Design Manual)
  • Public outreach and education
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination