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MWA is certified by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) as the Local Issuing Authority (LIA). As the LIA, MWA’s role and responsibility is to regulate, approve, monitor, inspect, and enforce soil erosion and sedimentation control regulations within Macon-Bibb County.

MWA manages the regulatory, operational, maintenance, design plan review, inventory, and inspection responsibilities for stormwater infrastructure and services within Macon-Bibb County.  In addition, MWA is responsible for the control of stormwater runoff and quality of stormwater discharge to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), thereby reducing flooding, erosion, and pollutants entering the natural streams, lakes, and waters of the State.

Land Disturbance Activity (LDA) Permit Application | Governs land disturbing activities pursuant to the Georgia Erosion & Sedimentation Act (GESA)

NPDES Permit Application | Addresses stormwater runoff water quality arising from impervious surfaces/areas and urbanization.

Erosion Control Bond Form | Government security, cash, or irrevocable letter of credit subject to forfeiture in order to stabilize the site of the land disturbing activity in instances of non-compliance with a LDA permit.

Floodplain (FEMA) Permit | Implementation of essential regulatory measures to mitigate conditions that lead to flooding for the purposes of public safety and protection using as guidance the areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Contact us at 478-738-6532 or for more information on these permits.