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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.



News

2015 Oak Ridge Earth Day gears up for another big year

  Oak Ridge, TN – Keep Anderson County Beautiful (KACB) will be hosting the eighth annual Earth Day festival in Oak Ridge on April 25th from 11 AM to 4 PM at A.K. Bissell Park (Oak Ridge Turnpike and Tulane Rd.). East Tennesseans living in or around Oak Ridge are invited to parti
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Melton Hill Lake River Resuce

25th Annual River Rescue for Melton Hill Lake Date/Time: March 21, 2015 (Sat.) 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Register: Oak Ridge Rowing Association, 697 Melton Hill Lake Drive or on the web: www.orra.org/ Stay for lunch! Barbeque at its best! Trash drop Locations: Melton Hill Dam Boat Ramp H.
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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.