Stormwater Division

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Public Works – Stormwater Division


The Brookhaven Stormwater Division is housed under the Public Works Department. This team is responsible for providing and maintaining a stormwater collection and disposal system for runoff precipitation. These structures are designed to carry runoff away from developed areas to prevent flooding. Please refer to the links below for additional information.

For questions related to stormwater drainage, please contact:

Gregory Anderson 
Phone: 404-637-0528

Ongoing Projects and Initiatives:

The Stormwater Division has several ongoing projects and initiatives:

  • Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory. An inventory of the city’s network of stormwater pipes is being collected along with information about their condition. This valuable information will assist the city in prioritizing pipeline rehabilitation and maintenance projects. This project supports compliance with the city’s state and federal permits.

  • Nancy Creek Watershed Improvement Plan. The city is completing a plan that identifies a list of 43 recommended projects to improve water quality in the Nancy Creek watershed. Approximately 60 percent of the city is located in the Nancy Creek watershed and the watershed includes city-owned Murphey Candler Park and Blackburn parks.   

  • South Bamby Lane Drainage Improvement Project - Phase 2. The City of Brookhaven has contracted with Precise Development Group (PDG) for the construction of a new storm drain system which will address the runoff and flooding issues affecting South Bamby Lane, Carlton Place, Skyland Drive, and parts of Dresden Drive.  The Land Disturbance Permit for this project was approved by the City of Brookhaven on Sept. 6, 2017, and the City Council approved the funding and the contractor for this project on Sept. 12, 2017.  Part of the construction work will include traffic rerouting, utility relocation, pavement removal and replacement, associated other construction activities.   

    This project is in the interest of Ashford Park area residents by:

    • allowing for the increase of property values
    • significantly reducing (ultimately eliminating) flooding in the area of concern
    • providing foresight in accommodating future runoff from any future development
    • reducing mosquito havens where applicable


    As this project gets up and running, PDG will have construction crews working in various areas along Skyland Drive and Dresden Drive during the next few weeks.  Utility companies will also be marking existing utilities along sections of the streets indicated above.

    We request that you offer your support to these crews during these phases of the project.


    For more information or any questions regarding this project, please contact the following:


    Shane Cape, EIT

    Public Works, Project Engineer

    City of Brookhaven


    4362 Peachtree Rd.|Brookhaven, GA|30319

    Gregory Anderson, P.E.

    City Engineer / Stormwater Manager

    City of Brookhaven

    404-637-0528 |📱 404-983-3507

    4362 Peachtree Rd.|Brookhaven, GA|30319

  • Cartecay Drive Hydrology Study. As it pertains to the flow under the intersection of Cartecay, Ellijay and Coosawatee Drives, the flooding which occurs during heavy rain events was the impetus for a hydrology study which was completed in January 2017 by Planning and Engineers Collaborative, Inc. 


Click here for the City of Brookhaven's Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater Fees:

The stormwater utility fee is billed with the annual property tax bill to Brookhaven residents. DeKalb County collects and forwards the receipts (less an administration fee) in the last quarter of every year.

The fees were adopted by resolution, and the rates as adopted are $5 per month per equivalent residential unit (ERU) or $60 per year per ERU. A single family parcel is considered to be 1 ERU. For multi-family and condominium, each unit is considered to be 0.5 ERU. For non-residential, 3000 sf of impervious area is equal to 1 ERU.

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