Stormwater and Erosion Control

Chris Hester, Stormwater Coordinator
Stormwater and Erosion Inspections
201 S Hamilton St 4th Floor
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 281-1768

When rain water runs off it carries everyday pollutants directly to creeks and streams.  Pollutants such as vehicle fluids, excess lawn chemicals and fertilizers, detergents, sediment, trash/debris and pet waste are known as non-point source pollutants.  Non-point source pollutants degrade our water quality.  Even the amount of runoff can degrade our waterways.  There are many ways to help prevent pollutants from running off into our streams and rivers. It’s a problem we can help prevent.

Whitfield County Erosion/Stormwater Inspection is responsible for compliance with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit. Whitfield County handles stormwater regulatory matters for Unincorporated Whitfield County, City of Dalton, City of Varnell and the City of Tunnel Hill.

Joint Stormwater Stakeholders Meeting

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The Stormwater Program Includes
  • Construction site Stormwater runoff control (implementing and ensuring compliance with erosion and sedimentation ordinance)
  • Post construction site Stormwater runoff control(plan review and compliance for new and redevelopment with the Local Stormwater Design Manual)
  • Public outreach and education
  • Public Involvement
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations
MS4 Stormwater Management Plan (2022 permit draft)
Stormwater Information
For Stormwater Issues within Public-Owned Right-of-Ways Contact:Whitfield County Public Works
(706) 278-7167

Dalton Public Works
(706) 278-7077
Watershed Signs and Locations