Blount County Government
Maryville, TN 37804

Blount County Stormwater Program

1221 McArthur Road
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone (865) 681-9301
Fax (865) 681-9502

 

 

Justin Teague..........................................................................Director

 

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, streets, and building rooftops prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground.  Stormwater runoff often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.

Stormwater can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water.

 

 

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution
        1. Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and roads.
        2.  Never dump anything down storm drains.
        3.  Vegetate bare spots in your yard.
        4.  Compost your yard waste.
        5.  Avoid over application of pesticides and herbicides.  Follow application directions carefully.
        6.  Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.
        7.  Take your car to the car wash instead of washing it in the driveway.
        8.  Check your car for leaks, and recycle used motor oil.
        9.  Pick up after your pet.
        10. Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly.
 
 

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Stormwater Educational Information

 

Adopt-A-Stream Program

 

Grading Permit Application

 

Grading Permit Fee Schedule

 

Illicit Discharge Resolution

 

Sediment and Erosion Control Resolution

 

Stormwater Quality Manangement Resolution

 

Stormwater Quality Management Policy Manual

 

 

 

LInks of Interest

 

 Blount County Water Quality Plan

 

EPA StormWater Site

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Stormwater Site

 

Little River Big Future

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Used Oil Collection Information

Little River Watershed Association

Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Training and Certification Program.  Level I for Contractors:

Tennessee Sediment and Erosion Control Handbook - BMP Manual

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