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.


Free Trees for Oak Ridge!!

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

  The City of Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program is seeking organizations, businesses, and community groups to participate in a new, Adopt-A-Stream program. The Adopt-A-Stream program serves to enhance the quality of our local waterways through citizen action and education. It aims
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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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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.