Stormwater Utility

Protecting Our Water Resources


Stormwater Management Program

Management of stormwater runoff has become an increasingly important responsibility for local governments. Recently enacted Federal and State stormwater regulations, combined with aging drainage infrastructure, has resulted in local governments like Sugar Hill developing and implementing more comprehensive stormwater management programs to achieve regulatory compliance and address recurring drainage system problems. Stormwater Frequently Asked Questions


Over time, stormwater structures such as pipes and catch basins can become clogged and/or damaged, lessening their ability to carry stormwater runoff. If these stormwater structures are not maintained, then when it rains in Sugar Hill pipes can overflow into streets and inundate existing drainage system components. To solve these problems and comply with stormwater regulations, the City of Sugar Hill is developing a comprehensive stormwater management program, and setting up a stormwater utility that will be funded primarily by a stormwater user fee system.

Stormwater Regulations

New laws have been established by the State and Federal government to regulate stormwater runoff and water quality. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regulates the discharge of pollutants in stormwater through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater discharge permits and the requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (the District).

The City of Sugar Hill must comply with its NPDES stormwater permit and the requirements of the District, which require that certain activities be implemented. These unfunded requirements involve the City undertaking specific compliance activities to reduce the discharge of stormwater pollution to local streams, creeks and lakes.

Additional Links

Stormwater Utility Credit Manual 

Contact Information

City of Sugar Hill
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518 

Phone: (770) 945-6716