The Town of Jonesborough is designated as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and through their NPDES stormwater discharge permit with the State of Tennessee is required to develop a Stormwater Management Program.
The intent of the permit and program is to protect the water quality of the Waters of the State (streams, rivers, lakes, etc) and is passed down from the Federal Clean Water Act. This permit allows the stormwater runoff within the town limits to discharge into the streams as long as certain minimum measures are met.
There are six components of the Stormwater Management Program:
- Public Education
- Public Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff
- Permanent Stormwater Management
- Municipal Good Housekeeping for Pollution Prevention
The public is encouraged to participate in the stormwater program. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Town Hall at 423-753-1030.
To report a potential stormwater runoff violation, please contact Town Hall at 423-753-1030.
There is educational information provided on this website which you can read and download. Please share this information with others.
Thank you for protecting our waters as they are an important natural resource and economic driver for not only the Town of Jonesborough but also for Northeast Tennessee.
Ordinance 2008-14 An Ordinance Amending Title 8, Chapter 6 of the Jonesborough Municipal Code-Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connections
Ordinance 2012-10 An Ordinance to Reduce Pollution by Establishing Permanent Water Quality Stormwater Management
Ordinance 2012-09 An Ordinance to Reduce Pollution by Establishing Peak Stormwater, Grading, Vegetation, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Measures