Water pollution can come from many different sources. One of these is untreated runoff after a rain storm from streets, construction sites, parking lots and private driveways, among others, that goes directly into storm drains and eventually into our local streams and rivers.
To protect its citizens from this pollution, Murfreesboro has set up a program that seeks to stormwater protection program. "Clean water is essential in every aspect of life. Beyond sustaining our local water resources, it ensures continued economic growth and prosperity. Controlling pollution is critical to preserving our aquatic resources and the economic viability of Murfreesboro," said Mayor Tommy Bragg.
When we have a rainstorm, water flows off land, pavement, rooftops and other surfaces, and sends a variety of chemicals, fertilizers, oil and grease, pesticides and litter into area streams, rivers and lakes.
In its efforts to preserve the quality of our lakes and rivers, federal and state governments are requiring certain cities and towns to comply with mandates for minimizing storm water runoff. Murfreesboro is one of those cities.
Storm water management is required by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1972. For more information.
Murfreesboro falls under the Phase II stormwater regulations as set forth under the Clean Water Act of 1987 and EPA regulations. For more information, see Phases of the NPDES Stormwater Program.
You can notify city staff of erosion and sediment control problems found at construction sites. You can report illicit discharges to (615) 848-3200 or 893-1223 (after hours).
An illicit discharge is disposal of anything other than storm water into the storm water drainage system. This includes illegal connection or tie-ins to the storm sewer system.