Construction Stormwater Management

Development in the Town of Farragut must be done in accordance with the State of Tennessee's current Construction General Permit as well as the Town of Farragut's Stormwater Ordinance. Town Engineering, Community Development and Public Works staff have been trained on the proper installation and maintenance of sediment and erosion control measures. Sedimentation is the primary cause of impairment in the Town of Farragut's streams.

If a site disturbs greater than one acre of land during the development process, a Notice of Coverage (NOC) is required from TDEC as well as a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Developing in the Town of Farragut
Development/redevelopment projects that disturb less than one acre during the development process do not need to secure a grading permit from the Town of Farragut. This does not absolve the property owner and/or contractor from utilizing Best Management Practices to prevent their site from creating water pollution. Although no formal inspection is done of these sites, if a citizen concern is filed or if Town staff observes a water quality violation on a non-permitted site, the concern will be investigated.

Any project that disturbs greater than 1 acre of land and/or requires a preliminary plat will be required to secure a grading permit from the Town of Farragut as well as applicable permits from the State of Tennessee and will be subject to monthly inspection by Town staff.

Erosion and Sediment Control Standards
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Erosion and sediment control measures must be installed and maintained on construction sites to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Failure to do so will result in the issuance of a Notice of Violation (NOV) and the assessment of Civil Penalties on the property owner and/or contractor ranging from $50 per day of violation up to $5,000 per day of violation depending on the circumstance.

In the event that you receive a Notice of Violation, it is very important to communicate effectively with Town staff. Failure to do so may result in additional enforcement action.

Please Refer to the current edition of the State of Tennessee's Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook for proper installation and maintenance of construction Best Management Practices (BMP).

Questions about installing Green/LID Development BMPs?
Green Development components to development projects are becoming increasingly common and may include technologies such as rain gardens, cisterns and even reforestation/buffer enhancement efforts. This increase is driven by regulations in municipal stormwater permits that call for the first 1" of rainfall to be managed on all new development and redevelopment projects. The Town of Farragut encourages engineers, designers and contractors to review the following document to gain an general understanding of these technologies and understand what is expected from design selection to installation and maintenance.

Check out this fantastic Low Impact Development publication put out by PlanET.