Our Stormwater Permit requires treatment of stormwater runoff from areas of new development and re-development. The City’s Stormwater Program Ordinance contains the requirements for treatment, while the BMP Manuals contain design methods and treatment options. An executed Inspection and Maintenance Agreement is required to assure that treatment facilities are continually maintained even after the construction is completed. Find the necessary forms and documents HERE.
The Stormwater Program Ordinance contains regulations for preserving the areas along streams, creeks, lakes, and other waters. These areas provide an additional barrier to pollution by filtering runoff, protecting the stream channel from erosion, and providing shade and cover to aquatic life.
Please note that any work near a stream may require a TDEC Permit. Visit their Permits website or call the TDEC Knoxville Environmental Assistance Center at (865) 594-6035 for more information.