To report any stormwater violations or for any questions please call 770-306-6855.
What is Stormwater?
The term stormwater refers to rainwater. Stormwater washes down storm drains on the curbs of roads and leads directly into lakes, rivers, and streams. Unlike wastewater, it is untreated and can carry pollutants, sediments, and trash directly into our natural water resources.
Why should I care?
As stormwater runoff travels over the land, it picks up all kinds of chemicals, waste, and trash that are not naturally found in our waterways. Stormwater runoff enters the storm drain system through inlets, and discharges untreated into creeks, lakes, and rivers. Some chemicals and other substances in stormwater can be toxic, even at small levels, endangering plant and animals that depend on the water to survive. Pollution of our waterways can also mean we cannot boat, swim, or fish because it is unpleasant or even unsafe.
Education is the key
Many educational brochures and publications are available to the public. Union City uses some these tools to educate their employees, residents and businesses. Please visit any of the sites linked below for more information on stormwater and pollution prevention.