Gwinnett County's Stormwater Utility: 6 Years Down

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

Gwinnett County, located to the North East of Metro Atlanta, experienced exponential development and growth during the 80's and 90's, and now has a population approaching 850,000. In 2003 the County recognized the need to establish a stable funding source to support the management of the County's watersheds and drainage infrastructure. The County ultimately decided on a stormwater utility which raises annual revenues of approximately 30M to manage the county's 1,300 miles of storm sewer, 15 flood control dams and watershed restoration program.

Implementation of the utility involved the development of management structures, policies, an ordinance, a rate resolution and a billing system.

Over the past six years the utility has matured in response to various incidents, regulatory changes, the economic slowdown, and through a process of continuous improvement driven by various studies to better understand the needs of our customers, the watershed and the County's drainage infrastructure.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864712811741179

Publication date: January 1, 2012

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more