Contact Info: 100 N Main Street, Room 127 | Clinton, TN 37716-3617
865-463-6870 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What We Do
The Storm Water Management Department, through collaboration with other agencies, strives to enhance the quality of life in Anderson County by reducing drainage and flooding problems, and by improving water quality through proper planning and through the promotion of effective stormwater management practices.
To meet these goals, the Department provides many important services to its residents, such as:
- implementing required EPA programs to improve water quality,
- master planning, and
- helping responding to residents’ calls about their drainage problems.
What Is Storm Water and Why Does It Matter?
Storm water is water that falls as rain. When rain falls on forested or open areas, much of this water soaks into, or infiltrates, the ground. When development occurs, much of the rain water that used to infiltrate now runs off hard (impervious) surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, streets and parking lots. The excess runoff can result in localized drainage problems or flooding if not properly managed.
Storm water runoff also carries many different kinds of pollutants with it into local waterways. When rain falls and flows over construction sites, farm land, roads and parking lots, residential lawns and other areas, it picks up many different types of pollutants. This mix of rain water and pollutants does not flow to a treatment plant, but rather directly to local creeks and rivers, where it can harm wildlife and spoil recreation areas.
Storm water runoff is considered to be one of the most significant sources of pollution throughout Tennessee and across the nation. For this reason, the Federal Government now requires communities across the nation to develop management programs that reduce the amount of pollution coming from storm water runoff. You can find more information by clicking on the links below.