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.


Rain Barrel Workshop

2017 WQF Rain Barrel Workshop Flyer
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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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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.