Stormwater Matters Program

Our Mission

The Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters water quality program seeks to provide an exceptional level of environmental stewardship to the community through the protection and maintenance of local water resources in accordance with the Town of Farragut Stormwater Ordinance.


Water pollution can come from a number of sources. Untreated runoff during and after a rain storm from streets, parking lots, construction sites and private driveway goes directly into storm drains and eventually into our local rivers, streams and lakes. To protect its citizens from this pollution, the Town of Farragut has developed a program that seeks to manage stormwater runoff before the runoff enters Fort Loudoun Lake and its tributaries.

Stormwater management is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act of 1972 and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Water Resources. The Town of Farragut has coverage under a Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit (MS4 Permit), which calls for the Town to reduce the discharge of stormwater pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act.

***** Only Rain Down the Storm Drain. Report Illegal Dumping! *****
An Emphasis on Education & Community Partnerships
The Town of Farragut is an active member of the Water Quality Forum, a regional consortium of agencies working together to improve water quality. In 2010, the Water Quality Forum received the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Environmental Education and Outreach for it's Rainy Day Brush-Off Artistic Rain Barrel Competition which, to date, has been responsible for the creation of over 100 unique artistic rain barrels and the distribution of over 2,500 rain barrels to households in Knox and surrounding counties.

For more information on our various water quality education programs and ways that YOU can participate, visit the Education, Outreach & Public Involvement page. Protecting water quality is a community effort.

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