Dalton Utilities will be holding two public meetings on stormwater management in the City of Dalton. At these meetings, areas of concern will be identified and projects to address these …
A property’s contribution to stormwater runoff is directly correlated to the amount of impervious surfaces. The amount of impervious surface is used to calculate stormwater rates.
Dalton Utilities mailed its 2010 Water Quality Report to all water customers on June 24, 2011. The report includes water testing results from January 1 to December 31, 2010. The brochure is designed to educate and inform Dalton Utilities’ water customers on the quality of their drinking water.
In this article, we will explain what a stormwater utility DOES for its customers, and why establishing a stormwater utility makes good sense in addressing Dalton’s current stormwater-related issues. A …
STORMWATER 101: WHAT IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT?
Stormwater Management addresses a board range of issues:
– How stormwater is collected, treated and released into our waterways
– How stormwater collection and treatment systems are designed and evaluated
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When rain hits impervious surfaces (solid surfaces that it cannot seep through like pavement, concrete, roofs, etc.) it creates “stormwater runoff.” This “runoff” picks up pollutants as it goes, like oil and grease, harmful bacteria, fertilizers, toxic chemicals and other contaminants which are harmful to people and aquatic life. So how do we address this increasing stormwater runoff problem? STORMWATER MANAGEMENT!
The cost of utility service is driven by issues outside and beyond the control of your local utility. When the economic downturn began in 2007, many companies began decreasing operating budgets and manpower to offset revenue loss. When this occurred, Dalton Utilities, while experiencing the same loss in revenues, already had a very lean budget and staff to operate its SIX business sectors.
Dalton Utilities has played a major role in this community’s past and will continue to be major asset to the area in the future. We are a genuine “local” service …