Stormwater Matters Program

  1. Stormwater 101
  2. Get Involved
  3. Drainage Issues
  4. Report an Illicit Discharge
  5. For Homeowners
  6. For Developers & Builders
  7. For Businesses
  8. for KIDS
  9. FAQs

Water going down a roadway storm drainStormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snow melt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent stormwater runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. 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. (Source: "After the Storm" U.S. EPA)

To learn more about stormwater and its role in the health of local waterways, visit our Stormwater 101 page.


The Town of Farragut has coverage as a small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) through a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for its discharge of stormwater runoff through the Town’s storm sewer system. This permit is legislated by the U.S. Congress, mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by the Division of Water Pollution Control within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

All MS4 Programs are required to abide by ’minimum measures’ set forth by the EPA. These ’minimum measures’ define the scope of the MS4 Program and contain goals and objectives the Town of Farragut is required to meet in order to satisfy its MS4 permit.

1. Public Education
2. Public Participation
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
4. Construction Site Runoff
5. Permanent Stormwater Management
6. Municipal Good Housekeeping