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.


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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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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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.