Effective July 1, 2012, the City of Goodlettsville implemented a stormwater utility fee to assist in addressing the water quality and quantity issues within the City and to help the City remain in compliance with the EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) and TDEC's (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) NPDES (National Pollutant Detection and Elimination System) stormwater MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permit.
As part of this solution, the City has established an on-going program to address quality and quantity issues. We are addressing water quality and drainage issues, both small and large scale, to the best of our ability, while preparing for the future and growth of the City. In recent years, the City established its first stormwater ordinance to address water quality issues discovered by TDEC and the EPA in order that we may work together for the benefit of each citizen to improve our water quality which in turn, improves our quality of life.
The City has chosen to enhance its stormwater program by incorporating a stormwater utility to better and further address surface water quality and quantity issues.