This is a photo of Lick Creek in Overton Park. It's a storm water system. It's also a living creek or could be, and it flows into the Mississippi River. The water does not go through a treatment plant.
It's time for the City to seek a new permit for the discharge of stormwater. A component of the process gives citizens the opportunity to share their comments with the TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), the permitting agency. The City and TDEC will hold a public meeting
Councilmembers Jim Strickland and Lee Harris, and representatives from the City's Public Works division will be on hand.
Do you want to see more garbage cans, enforced fines for littering, more green roofs, rain barrels, daylighting of our streams and creeks, floodplain restrictions, wetland creation...? Some small changes can lead to big changes. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your suggestions.