Loudon County Stormwater Resolution
Loudon County is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to monitor, control, and investigate all aspects of the municipal storm drainage system (which also includes the various creeks and streams). A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit was initially issued to Loudon County on October 15, 2003, and requires that the county make annual progress reports to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). A new type of federal regulation is the establishment and enforcement of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for any impaired creeks or streams. This program is also administered by TDEC. There are local water quality organizations that are active in Loudon County; these organizations participate in creek and river cleanup activities and actively pursue public education for adults and schoolchildren.
As part of our permitting process, Loudon County is responsible for the implementation of six Best Management Practices (BMP's) over the next five years.
What flows on the surface of the land and streets in an urban area, ultimately ends up in local streams, rivers and surrounding lakes. The storm sewer systems in Loudon County do not lead to the Sewage Treatment Facility.
If local citizens dump waste oil, gas, pesticides, fertilizers, or pet waste in the street area, they are ultimately polluting our local waters. Careless management of construction sites in our fast developing community are also contributors to poor water quality. The following links will help inform our citizens of household practices that everyone can do to help clean up Loudon County's beautiful waters.
Household Practices that Affect Stormwater:
Household Hazardous Waste Products
Common HHW Products
Other Helpful Links:
EPA Do's and Don'ts Around the Home - http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/dosdont.html
Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff http://www.epa.gov/water/yearofcleanwater/docs/NPS_Urban-facts_final.pdf
Storm sewers - the rivers beneath our feet http://clean-water.uwex.edu/pubs/stormie/stormsfb.pdf
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Level I Certification
Class for erosion control for the public
Just for Kids Section
Polluted Runoff for Kids EPA
Robocow (See how this cow's adventure improves water quality)
Water Science for Schools
Student Information Kit
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