All stormwater runoff that does not seep into the ground or evaporate finds its way into the City’s drainage systems. In the City of Valdosta, the stormwater system is separate from the sanitary sewer system. That means, when it rains, oil, antifreeze, detergents, pesticides and other pollutants are washed from driveways, yards, parking lots, and streets into storm drains and then are released into our local watershed with no treatment. Stormwater Management is the process of controlling the runoff that comes primarily from impervious surfaces like parking lots, driveways, and roof tops.
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FREE Rain Barrel Lunch & Learns
In 2019 the Stormwater Division will be hosting several rain barrel workshops. Receive a free recycled barrel and fittings and learn how to build a rain barrel to manage stormwater on your property! Attendees will learn about stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water and the basics of how to construct, install and maintain a rain barrel.
Advanced registration is required. 2019 dates are to be determined. For more information or to reserve a spot in an upcoming workshop, please contact the Stormwater Manager at 229-259-3530 or send an email to the Stormwater Division.