Stormwater runoff is rainfall that does not soak into the ground. As it rolls off the surface, it picks up debris from the rooftops, lawns, streets and parking lots, which are eventually deposited into our waterways.
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In the next couple of years, Sandy Springs will have its very own water treatment plant. The Marsh Creek Headwaters Best Management Practice (BMP) Project won’t be your typical facility with large pipes, pumps and three-story water storage tanks. Marsh Creek BMP Preserve will filter contaminated stormwater runoff with natural plant life and a water fountain.
Windsor Parkway Detention Project
The project includes replacement and installation of storm sewer pipes with associated facilities as well as the installation of a walled detention pond near the intersection of Windsor Parkway and Hedden Street. The project is currently under construction.
Neighborhood Storm Drain Marking Program
Spread the word! You can help the City prevent storm water pollution by participating in the Sandy Springs Storm Drain Marking Program. Storm Drain markers are small, colorful signs attached to the top of storm drains. They help educate and remind people that anything dumped into the storm drains will flow straight into our streams, creeks and rivers. The City will provide a neighborhood with all of the materials needed to mark the neighborhood’s storm drain; we need your help in securing the markers onto the storm drains. It’s a great community project !
For information regarding how you can volunteer to label the drains in your neighborhood, please contact Keep North Fulton Beautiful at 770-551-7766.
Watershed Improvement Studies:
Fulton County Stormwater Studies