Regulations & Ordinances
Best Management Practices
Land Disturbance Permit Info
Post Construction Requirements
Illicit Discharge Program
Stormwater Advisory Meetings
By using common sense practices, businesses can help the water quality in the rivers and streams in Rutherford County. Don't dump or pour pollutants directly into the storm drains or roadside ditches. Always remember that water that goes into the storm drains and roadside ditches flows directly into our streams and rivers - IT DOES NOT GET TREATED!
Sediment is one of the major pollutants of Rutherford County's waterways. Not stabilizing the soil after construction has been complete, could lead to potential deposits of silt into our streams. Following an erosion control plan or stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) for a construction site can help the overall health of Rutherford County's rivers and streams.
Construction BMP Guidance & Manuals:
• TDEC Construction Site BMP Manual
• Heavy Equipment & Earth Moving Activities BMP
• Detention Pond Maintenance BMP
• Tennessee Construction Guide to Cleaner Water
Any construction activities over 1 acre of land requires a Rutherford County Land Disturbance Permit.