Stormwater in White House
The City of White House is working to protect our local streams from being damaged by stormwater pollution. When it rains, pollutants such as fertilizer, oil, grease and pet waste are picked up from the ground and carried into the nearest storm drain down the street. The storm drains ARE NOT connected to a treatment system, so everything that flows down the drain goes directly to the nearest water body.
You can make a difference and help us keep our local waters clean. As a visitor to this site you've already taken the first step – getting informed. Step two – get involved by doing one or more of the following:
- Adopt a couple of clean water habits to reduce pollution from your home
- Adopt a couple of clean water habits to reduce pollution from your business
- Get involved with local projects and volunteer opportunities
- Report stormwater problems.
While citizens, businesses and industry are working to prevent stormwater pollution, the City of White House is busy doing the same. After the 2010 census, our population over 10,000 meant that the effects of our urban area are significant enough to require more focus on our stormwater practices. In 2014, we received a Phase II Stormwater permit requiring that we develop and implement a clear stormwater management program that includes the following measures:
- Teach citizens and business owners about how they can prevent and reduce stormwater pollution
- Involve citizens in developing and implementing our local stormwater program
- Look for and remove unlawful discharges to the stormwater sewer system
- Regulate new development activities to ensure that they provide appropriate treatment for stormwater before it reaches local waterways
- Reduce and eliminate pollution resulting from our activities.
The City of White House is required to submit an annual report to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Condervation (TDEC) on an annual basis. This annual report outlines the city's stormwater program, accomplishments made, and to advise where improvements countine to be made.
Please click on the link below to view annual reports submitted to TDEC. If you would like to submit a question or comment please click here.