The Storm Water Management Division is responsible for developing and implementing the City of Bartlett's Storm Water Management Program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issued by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The goals of the Storm Water Management Program are to:
Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable.
Protect water quality.
Satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the federal Clean Water Act of 1977 (as amended in 1987).
The program concentrates on six areas that are essential to achieving the program goals.
Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts
Public Involvement and Participation
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
Permanent Storm Water Management in New Development and Re-development
Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
The program is continuously evolving as new ideas and methods for reducing or eliminating storm water runoff pollution are incorporated into the program and as federal and state laws are enacted that affect the program. Check back often for the latest information that can help you reduce storm water runoff pollution.