Stormwater Management in Millersville
Contact: Karen Smith at (615) 859-0880
To view the Best Management Practices Manual go to the following links:
For additional information on obtaining a Land Disturbance Permit please call Karen Smith, Codes Administrator at 859-0880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Stormwater?
When it rains, water washes over roofs, streets, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and land surfaces. Along the way, it can pick up a variety of pollutants, such as oil, pesticides, metals, chemicals, and soil. This polluted stormwater drains into the storm system that eventually discharges into Slaters Creek. The pollutants can endanger the water quality of our waterways, making them unhealthy for people, fish, and wildlife.
During rain events, the volume and speed of the runoff can cause flooding and erosion, destroy natural habitat, and contribute to the impairment of Slaters Creek.
The Stream Watch program was established as a means of opportunity for concerned citizens to meet on a regular basis to report and discuss water quality issues regarding their local streams and waterways. Volunteers monitor the local streams in various capacities including: trash pickup, illegal dumping, excessive siltation, recognizing unhealthy aquatic life, measuring Dissolved Oxygen, pH (acidity), turbidity (clarity), and water temperature.
Participants have a hands-on opportunity to assist with stream clean-ups, environmentally-based festivals, water testing, reporting illegal dumping , etc. – all in an effort to help clean up, keep clean and restore health to our local waters.
The streams within our communities are designated as impaired by the EPA. They include, in the City of Millersville: Slater’s Creek and Mansker Creek, in the City of Goodlettsville: Dry Creek, Lumsley Fork, Madison Creek, and Mansker Creek. We invite you to join our efforts and become a member of Stream Watch.
The Stream Watch Group meets quarterly to assign areas of responsibility to its volunteers, discuss information collected and appropriate actions to be taken. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in World Water Monitoring Day (September 18 - October 18). We will provide the testing kits and instruction on how to use them. These events, when added together, go a long way in educating our citizens and helping improve the quality of our local waterways. For more information click on the following link: STREAM WATCH
Volunteer today and help make a difference!
Stream Watch is sponsored in part by:
Millersville’s Winlectric Company - 1193 Louisville Highway, Millersville, TN 37072
Nashville Country RV Park - 1200 Louisville Highway, Millersville, TN 37072
Delta Maintence - 1163 Louisville Highway, Millersville, TN 37072
Bay Metal, Inc. - 1039 Slaters Creek Road, Millersville, TN 37072
Stream Watch has developed a partnership with the University of Kentucky; students from this university will be walking the stream, performing water quality tests and identifying areas of concern.