2022 Private Stormwater Pipes Condition Report
The following information was collected and compiled based upon site inspections from Integrated Science and Engineering over the time period of 2020 to 2022. This data is for informational purposes only for individuals and Home Owners Associations. Pipe conditions and price estimates could be different than what is listed due to the changing market conditions and the continued ageing of the infrastructure.
Fayetteville's stormwater utility is perhaps the City's least-noticed public service, but it is one of the most important. Every day, the City's stormwater infrastructure helps control erosion, protect natural resources, and keep roadways safe.
On a weekly basis, the Fayetteville Public Services Division monitors the structural integrity and viability of the stormwater System, and maintenance is given the highest priority.
Illicit discharges are non-stormwater discharges that are not allowed under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Sanitary sewer, car wash waters, improper oil or radiator flushing disposal, laundry waste water, and improper disposal of auto and household toxic materials are examples of illicit discharges that can be the source of pollution to the City's stormwater drainage system and local stream systems. Please report these discharges to the City Building Department staff so that we can investigate and take the appropriate action to correct the problem.
Current projects that the City is working on is the pipe lining project which involves pipe lining to improve the stormwater pipe integrity to gain more lifespan out of pipes without replacing them.
Community Involvement Activities
The City of Fayetteville is looking for volunteers to participate in the City's storm drain stenciling event. The event is where community groups, scouts, neighborhood organizations apply a decal on the storm drains of a neighborhood to remind the community not to dump contaminants into the drains that can negatively impact streams. Please contact 770-460-4664 for more information.
Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Education
Please follow the links for information concerning Illicit Discharges into the stormwater drainage system:
- Certification Form - Stormwater BMPs (PDF)
- Erosion Control Checklist (PDF)
- Flood and Flood Insurance Information
- Post-Development Stormwater Maintenance Agreement (PDF)
- Scoop the Poop Brochure (PDF)
- Stormwater Design Manual (PDF)
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Basics
- Stormwater Program Update (PDF)
- The Solution to Stormwater Pollution (JPG)
- Household Hazardous Waste (PDF)
Flood Hazard Mitigation Projects
Updated September 26, 2023
As part of the voluntary Community Rating System for ISO Rating for Flood Insurance the City is required to update the City Council on the progress of flood projects on the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The city has 18 projects on the plan that range from a pipe replacement to a full stream restoration. Out of the 18 projects, 11 projects were added as part of the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Projects that the City has completed or will complete by 2023:
- Booker Avenue Stormwater Project - will complete by November 2023
- Fenwyck Drainage Study - The City completed this study and provided the results to the Homeowners Association
Projects in the works using possible SPLOST Funds over the next 6 years:
- (NEW) Deep Forest Pipe Addition
- (NEW) Jefferson Avenue Pipe Replacement
- (NEW) Pye Court Pipe Replacement
- (NEW) Hillsdale Pipe Replacement (2 projects)
- (NEW) Woodgate Drive Pipe Replacement
- (NEW) Carriage Lane Pipe Replacement
Projects that still need Private Funding or Grant Opportunities:
- Flood Prone Home Purchases-city researching homes that are still flooding
- Waterproof Homes in Fayetteville-city researching possible homes in need
- Drainage at Stonewall Apartments-Private Property
- Dredge Pye Lake-the lake dam was reconstructed to mitigate flooding downstream
- Creek stabilization
- (NEW) Hunters Glen stream restoration-City, County, Private
- (NEW) Oak Street stream restoration-City, County, Private
- (NEW) Regional Pond on West GA Avenue-researching grant opportunities
- (NEW) Heritage Lake Dam-Looking for grant opportunities for the private dam
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Stormwater Rate Increase
The City of Fayetteville is increasing the Stormwater Utility fee from $4.37 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) to $6.75 per ERU effective June 1, 2023. This fee increase is due to rising costs associated with state and federal regulations as well as rising costs associated with the maintenance of the City’s aging stormwater infrastructure. This is the first rate increase for the Stormwater Utility since 2004. Also thereafter, all such rates shall automatically increase 5% per year on August 1, 2024 ending July 31, 2027.