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.


Help Keep our Waterways Clean by Participating in the New Adopt-A-Creek Program!

  The City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program is seeking organizations, businesses, and community groups to participate in a new, Adopt-A-Creek program. The Adopt-A-Creek program serves to enhance the quality of our local waterways through citizen action and education. It aims t
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Great American Cleanup at Melton Lake Park- May 7th!

Join the Healthy Waters Program and Keep Anderson County Beautiful (KACB) for a community litter cleanup. The City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program has partnered with KACB to host this year’s Great American Cleanup event in Oak Ridge on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The e
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Adopt-A-Tree Volunteers Needed!

The City of Oak Ridge and the community cares about trees! Over 120 volunteers joined the City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters 50K Tree Day event to plant 600 trees near Haw Ridge Park. These trees will provide future benefits like clean air and water for many years to come. Now the Ameri
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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.