The City of Cleveland is one of more than 96 cities and counties in Tennessee that have submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) application to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for coverage under the Tennessee phase II MS4 general stormwater permit. This permit has the goal of minimizing stormwater runoff.
Stormwater runoff is a form of water pollution that flows across parking lots, construction sites, and streets and then flows untreated into streams and rivers. Under this permit, the City of Cleveland has developed a program to manage the quality of stormwater runoff from the stormwater drainage system in order to protect its citizens from this form of water pollution. The program focuses on the following areas:
Public Education and Public Participation
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction Site Runoff Program
Post-Construction Stormwater Management Program
Municipal Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping