Brookhaven, GA, Nov. 12, 2014 – The City of Brookhaven says that crews are crawling through the city’s storm drains, pipes and ponds to make certain the city follows state and federal stormwater regulations.
The process involves creating an inventory of every storm drain, manhole, catch basin, pipe and pond to ensure compliance with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
According to the city, the Georgia EPD requires Brookhaven to resurvey 20 percent of its storm drain system each year to maintain its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
Gregory Anderson, the city’s stormwater utility manager said, “The intent is to have a totally connected system that connects the structures in the right-of-ways to the storm water discharge locations at the city’s boundaries with a visual assessment of the maintenance and structural condition of the system.”
In Brookhaven, there are some 9,700 drains, 300 storage ponds and almost 1,000 conveyances. The city has hired TerraMark Land Surveying to conduct the inventory, which includes photographing, mapping and collecting data, such as the condition of each asset.
“We ask residents to be mindful of the land surveying team. There may be some delays on local roadways, but we expect the interruption to be minor,” says Anderson. “We appreciate residents’ support to help the city ensure compliance.”
For more information, contact the Brookhaven Stormwater Division at email@example.com.