Homeowners Guide to Drainage

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Drainage and flooding problems in and around your home can be a costly damaging nuisance.  Common actions taken by you, the homeowner, in the process of developing your lot or landscaping your yard can create flooding and drainage problems. 

The Town created a booklet for homeowners that can help in solving and understanding drainage issues on their property.  A PDF of the document can be found here.

Reporting Illicit Discharge:
An "Illicit Discharge" is any disposal of materials not composed entirely of stormwater into a municipal storm sewer system - storm drains and inlets, pipes, and drainage ditches. Disposable of anything other than stormwater into our storm sewers is illegal. Pollutants end up in storm sewer systems in a number of ways, many from people that are unaware, and many that are easily preventable. 
         * Common Examples of Illicit Discharge materials:
                        ~ Septic Tank Seepage/Illegal Sanitary Connections
                        ~ Laundry Wastewater/Detergent
                        ~ Improper Waste Oil Disposal/Auto Fluids Flushing
                        ~ Home Improvement Waste (e.g. concrete, paint)
                        ~ Pesticides and Fertilizers
                        ~ Improper Disposal of Commercial and Industrial Hazardous Waste 
                        ~ Pool/Spa Discharge
                        ~ Cooking Grease/Household Waste
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Contact Public Works at 901-867-4980 if you observe
or suspect an illicit discharge. We will inspect and if a violation is found, work with the individual/ entity to resolve the violation. 

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