Stormwater/Environmental Management

Little River in Woodstock

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Welcome


We appreciate your visit to the Storm Water & Environmental Management website. It may be asked why these two divisions are linked together in this way. The answer is rooted in the City of Woodstock's real commitment towards being a true advocate for our local environment, and this starts with our storm water runoff.

Storm Water and Environmental Management are closely associated not only for regulatory purposes, but for the environmental rewards attained by coordinating the two disciplines. The environment is directly impacted daily from the runoff that is generated by the countless ways in which liquids and solids can enter into our ground and sub-surface waters. The most significant of these runoffs is through the storm water system of catch basins, culverts, curbs, pipes, swales, ditches, and other conveyances which transport rainwater through, around, and under our human development. These conveyances flow by gravity down to our streams and creeks, and ultimately to our river and lake.
The City of Woodstock is surrounded by water, as we were reminded of by nature back during the catastrophic flood of September 2009. The Noonday Creek, the Little River, and numerous other creeks and wetlands flow all around and through the city. Flows within the basin in which the city is situated ultimately reach the Etowah River and Lake Allatoona. It is important to note that it is these State Waters from which most of our drinking water is drawn. The City of Woodstock has made it one of its missions to serve as a good steward for our water resources and the environment in which we all live.

For more information regarding our separate responsibilities please follow the links to our individual pages.
Thank you.