Stormwater Management Program
Management of stormwater runoff has become an ever increasing responsibility of local governments throughout Georgia. A return to historic rainfall levels, combined with aging drainage infrastructure has created an urgent need for the City to implement a more comprehensive stormwater management program to address significant drainage problems. Over time, stormwater structures such as pipes and catch basins have become clogged, reducing their efficiency. When it rains in Americus, pipes frequently overflow into streets and inundate existing drainage system components. In some areas, the problem is severe enough that yards and structures are flooded with stormwater runoff. To solve these problems the City of Americus needs to implement a comprehensive stormwater management program.