Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management photo

25 Justice Way, Suite 2322
Dawsonville, GA 30534


Bryan Young, Stormwater/Plan Review Manager
(706) 344-3500 x42233 phone

Contact by email

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Stormwater Management division operates to promote and protect the health and safety of the public by providing programs and services to prevent flooding, provide adequate drainage, and protect and enhance water quality in local streams and rivers.  Areas of focus include construction site erosion control, post construction stormwater management and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE).

The Stormwater / Plan Review Manager, will work collectively with other departments and local water management divisions to review erosion control plans and implement necessary standards of control that will protect the water quality and limit the impact of development on stream flows.  In addition, he will perform site inspections during construction and post construction to ensure compliance with development regulations as well as investigate illicit discharges into the Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System (MS4).

Dawson County's Stormwater Management Program regulates the county's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) as a requirement of the US EPA's Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting program.  Dawson County received this designation in March of 2014.  With this designation Dawson County has been required to apply for coverage under the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division's (GEPD)  general permit for small MS4's  GAG610000 and to develop a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).


                                                    DAWSON COUNTY MS4 AREA MAP


                                                          County Roads In The MS4 Area

Pre-Developmental Checklist and Maintenance Tools

StormWater Review Checklist

Erosion Control and Sedimentation Review Checklist

Pond Maintenance Guidelines

Current Ordinances

Dawson County Stormwater Ordinance

Dawson County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance

Dawson County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Dawson County Watershed Protection Ordinance

Dawson County Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance

Public Education

Stormwater Education Brochure

EPA WaterKids


Watershed, Nonpoint Source, Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Elementary School Classroom Model


Students learn about the water cycle while learning the harmful effect that pollution has on our rivers, lakes, and streams. This is a Be A Solution; Enviroscape Activity. Dawson County has an Enviroscape Model that can be used for interactive classroom demonstrations and games. For more information contact the Stormwater Management Office.

Other Links

Follow Dawson County Stormwater Management on Facebook



Keep Dawson County Beautiful




Single-Stream Recycling at the Dawson County Waste and Recycling Center

Ga. Environmental Protection Division

Construction Site Operators




ARC Georgia Stormwater Management Manual