Stormwater sewer monitoring in Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge press release) Stormwater sewer monitoring will take place within the City of Oak Ridge from February through June 2019. The Stormwater Management Team is currently working to identify and eliminate any potential illicit connections into the stormwater sewer system in East Fork Poplar Creek.

The City is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), under the Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, to monitor certain streams (or tributaries to those streams). The goal of this mandate is to protect and rehabilitate our natural water resources. In accordance with this mandate, the City has created a Geographical Information System (GIS) storm sewer map and database program to identify stormwater outfall locations in Waters of the State.
If you have any questions, please call the City of Oak Ridge Stormwater Management Hotline at (865) 425-3497 or visit


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