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 quality issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban area.


3rd Annual Public Works Open House

3rd Annual Public Works Community Open House   OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (May 17, 2019) – Everyone is invited to join the City of Oak Ridge for the 3rd Annual Public Works Community Open House, sponsored by Jacobs Engineering Group, on Thursday, May 23, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridg
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Make it, Take it Rain Barrel Workshop 2019

This year’s Rain Barrel Workshops, brought to you by the Water Quality Forum, will be held in Farragut and Lenoir City. The first workshop will be in Farragut on March 23rd from 10 am – 12 pm at Farragut Town Hall. The second workshop will be in Lenoir City on April 27th f
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250K Tree Day is Coming Up!

This year the Healthy Waters Program for the City of Oak Ridge is participating again in the 250K Tree Day put on by the Tennessee Environmental Council! It’s time to start registering for your trees to be picked up in late March! You might be asking yourself “why is a tree planting 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.