Planning and Zoning - Storm Water

600 East Walnut Street
Dickson, TN 37055
ph: (615)441-9505
fax: (615)446-1739

Jason Pilkinton, Director of Planning and Zoning

Dan Rinehart, Storm Water Coordinator

Hotline for Illicit Discharges: (615)441-9505

The City of Dickson has a Storm Water Committee that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at City Hall, immediately after the Planning Commission, to review site drainage concerns, complaints or any site development that would require the committee's approval.

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, Dickson has developed a program that seeks to manage stormwater runoff before the runoff enters the Harpeth River and Duck River Watersheds and its tributaries.

Federal and state governments are also requiring certain cities and towns to comply with mandates for minimizing storm water runoff. Dickson is one of those cities. Storm water management is required by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1972. Dickson has a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which allows Dickson 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 Storm Water Runoff Control
  5. Post Construction Runoff Control
  6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

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