The City of Sevierville’s stormwater 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 City’s stormwater ordinance. Our goal is to educate the citizens, general public, school aged children, and businesses (including contractors and developers) on storm water pollution prevention solutions and techniques to protect our streams, creeks, and rivers to improve the quality of our most precious resource.
Water pollution can come from many different sources. One of these is untreated runoff after a rain storm from streets, construction sites, parking lots and private driveways, among others, which goes directly into storm drains and eventually into our local rivers and streams. To protect its citizens from this pollution, The City of Sevierville has developed a program that seeks to manage stormwater runoff before the runoff enters the Lower French Broad River Watershed.
Federal and state governments are also requiring certain cities and towns to comply with mandates for minimizing storm water runoff. Sevierville is one of those cities. Storm water management is required by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1972. Sevierville has a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which allows Sevierville to discharge stormwater from its drainage system into nearby rivers and streams. The permit requires six (6) minimum program areas.
MS4 Program Areas
1. Public Education and Outreach
2. Public Involvement and Participation
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
5. Post Construction Runoff Control
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations