Storm Water

The City of Lebanon and Wilson County NPDES Stormwater Quality Program

On March 10, 2003 the City Of Lebanon and Wilson County were required by the State of Tennessee to obtain a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for its discharge of Stormwater run-off through the City's municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. Over the next few years several new programs will come to light relating to stormwater quality as the City takes a larger role in protecting one of our most valuable natural resources.

The Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System-Phase II, MS4 Program or Stormwater management, 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) through MS4 permits. The program's intent, in Lebanon, is to improve the water quality of all creeks and their tributaries, and to heighten public awareness of the importance of water quality.

All MS4 Programs are required to abide by six 'minimum measures' set forth by the EPA. These 'minimum measures' define the scope of the MS4 Program and contain goals and objectives the City of Lebanon is required to meet in order to satisfy its MS4 permit.
  1. Application Resources

    Enjoy learning more through these online applications.

  2. Construction Site Runoff Program

    Review information and downloadable documents from this program.

  3. Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination

    An illicit discharge is the discharge of pollutants or non-storm water materials into a storm drain system via an illegal pipe connection or other direct tie-in and also via overland flow or direct dumping into a catch basin or storm drain.

  4. Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping

    View information and resources related to our efforts to reduce pollutant runoff.

  5. Post Development Runoff

    Review what Lebanon is doing to prevent post development runoff.

  6. Publications

    The City of Lebanon adopts the following publications.

  7. Public Education & Outreach Presentations

    Under the Stormwater Quality Program, we distribute materials on water quality to schools, adults and others.

  8. Public Participation & Involvement

    We provide an opportunity for the public to get involved and establish stream clean-up groups, storm drain marking program and volunteer stream monitoring.

  9. Resources

    View online and downloaded resources about storm water outreach.

  10. Violation or Emergency

    Discover how to tell the difference between an environmental violation and an environmental emergency.