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Stormwater Utility Information
Gwinnett County implemented a stormwater utility in 2006. This utility provides support for major stormwater activities such as replacing stormwater pipes, reducing flooding, fulfilling regulatory requirements, and reducing pollution carried by stormwater to our waterways.

If you are interested in having a speaker come to your home owners association or civic group meeting, please contact us at the email address given in the next paragraph.

To send questions or comments, please e-mail

Stormwater Videos

Please click here now to watch the "Stormwater Utility - The Solution" video.

Please click here now to watch "The Challenge of Stormwater" video.

Stormwater Utility Appeals

Stormwater Utility Documents

Past Press Releases

Stormwater Service Fee Credits

As a key component of the County's stormwater program, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (DWR) has implemented strategies and practices that encourage community-wide participation and understanding of the overall stormwater program. The method an incentive program providing "Credits" to stormwater utility fees in exchange for performing certain aspects of the community stormwater activities or in exchange for implementing practices that can reduce operating or maintenance costs for the community. 

Stormwater Credits Introduction

Stormwater Credits Manual

Stormwater Credits Application Form (Word)

Stormwater Credits Application Form (PDF)

Public Participation Activities
Adopt-A-Stream (Summer)
Storm Drain Stenciling
Shore Sweep (September)

For more information about our public participation programs, please click here.

Free Training Programs:  Workshops

Our last workshop for 2017 will be November 9 - Cooking to Protect Water Quality

No one likes to hear that a sewer spill has happened – especially if it’s near a creek or stream.  But did you know that there is something you can do – in your home – to help reduce the instances of sewer spills?  At this workshop you will learn how everyday activities in the kitchen can impact surface water quality.  We’ll be talking specifically about one that we all have control over: FOG.  FOG stands for Fats, Oils, and Grease.  FOG is a major contributor to sewer overflows into surface waters, as well as backups into homes and businesses.  This workshop will cover strategies to protect your home and our environment at the same time.

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Room C, Lawrenceville

Our 2018 Workshop Schedule is now available - click here to view.

Pre-Registration is recommended for DWR Workshops.  There are three simple ways to register.

  • Click here for online registration.  
  • Click here to send an email.  Please include your name, address and telephone number.
  • Call 678.376.7126.If you leave a message, please include your name, address and telephone number.

The schedule shows both Water Conservation and Water Quality workshops. Water Quality Workshop participants may be eligible to receive a 5% credit on their Stormwater Utility Fee. Click here for more information.