William J. Higgins,P.E.
Division Manager
680 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 419-6435

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Stormwater Management (SWM)

FEMA Flood Insurance
Important Notice:
New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps and new baseflood (100-year flood) elevations will go in to effect March, 4, 2013. To view the new maps of your area, please vist the FEMA Web site for more information.
FEMA Flood Map Link


For insurance questions, property owners can call local property insurance agents or brokers, or call the National Flood Insurance Program NFIP toll-free at: 1-800-427-466l. General program information may also be obtained at the following websites:
FEMA - http://www.fema.gov
National Flood Insurance Program - http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip
FloodSmart - http://www.floodsmart.com


Our Mission Statement:

The Water System as an agency of Cobb County Government, is a utility operation responsible for water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater management services.stormwater logo

Stormwater Management Goals and Objectives:

  1. To continuously update the limits, magnitude and frequency of the 100-year frequency flood hazard in the County; to determine the extent that flood hazards areas have been augmented by human activity (i.e. dams and urbanization); to exclude future development from these areas; and to publicly own, preserve and reclaim major floodplains as natural flood storage areas to the maximum extent practicable.

  2. To comply with federal and state mandates regarding clean water laws and regulations; to monitor a wide spectrum of non-point source pollutants within the major streams in Cobb County; to implement plans to improve the aquatic habitat and quality of streams; and to monitor the biological diversity of our stream as an indicator of the long-term water quality health of our major streams.

  3. To maintain stormwater infrastructure dedicated to and accepted by Cobb County for perpetual maintenance according to our current County Code.