Consolidated Government                    
           
                       
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
CONTACTING OUR DIVISION

E-mail: Division Chief Michael Burgess
 
   
   
FORMS  
NOTICE OF INTENT  
   
NPDES FEE FORM - Georgia  
   
NPDES FEE FORM - Columbus  
   
SITE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION  
   
SITE DEVELOPMENT PLANS, COMMON ERRORS & OMMISSIONS  
   
   
SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS  
   
MAJOR LAND DISTURBANCE APPLICATION  

ELEVATION CERTIFICATE
& INSTRUCTIONS
 
   
 
 


FLOODS AND
FLASH FLOODS


KNOW YOUR
WATERSHEDS



EVERYONE SHARES A WATERSHED


AVOIDING FLOOD DAMAGE


FLASH FLOOD FACTS


 


STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

The Columbus Consolidated Government’s Storm Water Management Division’s purpose and goal is to:


  ▪     
 Ensure the protection and improvement of our surface water resources
          within Muscogee County.

 
      Ensure the Columbus/Muscogee County’s compliance with its Georgia
         Environmental Protection   Division issued Municipal Separate Storm
         Sewer System Discharge Permit (GAR000202)

We accomplish this goal by the administration of the several programs outlined below.
 


 

WATER QUALITY MONITORING (WQM) PROGRAM

 Wet and Dry Weather WQM - CCG Storm Water Management staff routinely monitor Storm Water Runoff quantity and quality at five permitted sites located throughout Muscogee County.  The Water Quality Parameters we routinely test for include:

Biochemical Oxygen Demand Total Phosphorous
Chemical Oxygen Demand Dissolved Phosphorous
Oil & Grease Ammonia-Nitrogen
Phenols Organic Nitrogen
Cyanide Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
Cadmium Nitrate-Nitrogen
Copper Nitrate-Nitrogen
Lead Fecal-Coliform
Total Suspended Solids Fecal Streptococcus
Total Dissolved Solids Zinc
Ph  

In addition to monitoring water quality and quantity during rain events, we monitor the water quality and quantity at the five permitted sites during dry weather conditions to determine background pollutant levels.  The Columbus Water Works Department of Water Quality Monitoring currently conducts the analytical testing associated with this program.

303(d) Creek WQM - Five creeks within Muscogee County have been designated as not supporting or partially supporting their intended use (fishing).  We routinely monitor the water quality in these creeks to both determine pollutant concentrations and identify potential sources of the pollution.  The five creeks listed in Muscogee County of the State 303(d) List of Impaired Waters include:
 

Creek Name Designation Pollutant Potential Source
Bull Creek Not Supporting Fecal Coliform Copper Non-point source, urban run-off
Mill Branch Creek
& Unnamed Tributary
Partially Supporting Fecal Coliform Non-point source, urban run-off
Tiger Creek Partially Supporting Poor Habit Quality Non-point source
Weracoba Creek Not Supporting Fecal Coliform Non-point source, urban run-off


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  Department of Engineering
Columbus Annex Center
420 10th Street

Columbus, GA  31902-1340

 

Phone:  706-653-4441      Fax: 706-653-4439

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