The State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has deemed the Town of Tyrone a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) because we are considered to be urbanized. Therefore, Tyrone must maintain our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit each year by submitting an annual report to the EPD. Throughout this report, the Town must prove that we are making great efforts to minimize polluting discharges into lakes, streams, and other bodies of water.
The following are required categories of the report, which must be satisfied by implementing various Best Management Practices (BMPs):
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement and Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment Pollution Prevention
- Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
As part of a 16-county area, Tyrone must also comply with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD) requirements for watershed management. An audit is conducted once every five years by the EPD to ensure the Town is fulfilling these requirements, most of which mirror that of the MS-4 report. The Town uses the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual as a guide to implement the State and the District requirements.
If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments regarding the Town of Tyrone’s Stormwater Program, please do not hesitate to call our Stormwater Hotline at (770) 487-4038 ext. 103 or email the Environmental Planning Technician.