The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quantity issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban area.


Document for Public Comment – MS4 Annual Report-2018

UPDATE: 9/27/2018 – This document is no longer open for public comment. State and federal regulations mandate the ways in which agencies must notify the public that documents are available for public comment.  The City of Oak Ridge Stormwater Division makes these documents avail
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Adopt-A-Stream Group Awarded Certificate

We would like to congratulate the UT Arboretum Adopt-A-Stream group on earning their Certificate of Appreciation and roadside sign! Over the past year, they have completed several stream cleanups on their adopted section of Scarboro Creek. We appreciate their hard work and dedication
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Rain Barrel Pre-Sale

In partnership with the Water Quality Forum, we are selling Ivy Rain Barrels!  Order them online and pick them up in one of three locations, including Oak Ridge! Oak Ridge Pickup:  Saturday, June 9th 8am-12pm in Jackson Square Ivy Rain Barrels come ready to install and are easy to tra
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NPDES & MS4 History

The Stormwater NPDES program has been implemented in two phases. Phase I was designed for medium and large Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and industry, and Phase II is designed to focus on stormwater discharges from small MS4s. Locally, the DOE facilities fell under the Phase I requirements and currently maintain a single NPDES permit which includes stormwater discharges.