MTSU Stormwater Program

MTSU is co-permitting with the City of Murfreesboro for their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 Permit. This permit is required by the Tennessee Department of Conservation as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1972.

Middle Tennessee State University is located at 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001 in Rutherford County. Campus spans mainly from Middle Tennessee Blvd., to Greenland Dr., to Rutherford Blvd. and finally to E.Main Street.

The primary goal of this MS4 is to improve the quality of surface waters by reducing the amount of pollutants in the runoff water. Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local waterbodies. To prevent harmful pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a NPDES permit and develop a stormwater management program.

Phase II requires regulated small MS4s in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas that are designated by the permitting authority, to obtain NPDES permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.  



Volunteers Needed!  

Volunteers needed!  Do you or your group need service hours?

09/27/18 - River Cleanup & Float, Manson Pike Trailhead at 2pm
1208 Searcy Street, Murfreesboro (off Medical Center Parkway)
Volunteers needed for stream cleanup.  Some groups will be kayaking the West Fork of the Stones River (from Manson Pike Trailhead to Thompson Lane) & other groups will cleanup in the river with waders & walk along the Greenway at the Manson Pike & General Bragg Trailheads. 
What to wear/bring:  Water bottle, appropriate clothing including sturdy boots or shoes.  Limited boots & waders will be available for volunteers.  Transportation & carpooling may be possible if pre-registered.  
PRE-REGISTER, Contact:  Cynthia Allen (615-898-2660,


09/29/18 - National Public Lands Day Cleanup, McFadden Farm from 8:30am-12:30pm
McFadden Farm (Battlefield Tour Stop #6), 2600 Van Cleve Lane, Murfreesboro
Volunteers needed for stream & park cleanup.  Lunch will be provided. 
What to bring/wear:  Work boots, long-sleeved shirt, work pants, work gloves, water bottle. Long pants & tennis shoes recommended.  Limited boots & waders will be available for volunteers. 
Contact:  Claire Casey (615-893-9501, or Cynthia Allen (615-898-2660, cynthia. 


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