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Georgia Military Town Overcomes Stormwater Rehabilitation Challenges


Stormwater Magazine - January-February 2012


Warner Robins, GA, is a military town named in honor of Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins. The city is built around Robins Air Force Base, Georgia’s largest employer.


Its military background has had consequences for the town’s infrastructure. Rapid wartime expansion meant that sewers and other assets were put in quickly, with relatively little planning or inspection. As a result, “We have a lot of older corrugated metal pipe [CMP] storm sewer, even under roads,” says stormwater management technician Krag Woodyard. As a result, and also due to EPA mandates, the city is now struggling with major rehabilitation challenges


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