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!  

City of Murfreesboro's Annual Tree Day
Saturday, March 10, 9am-Noon
Where:  Siegel Park, Pavilion (515 Cherry Lane)
A variety of native trees & shrubs are provided to property owners for FREE to help establish or maintain a protective plant buffer area along the stream bank. 

Park Day 2018
Saturday, April 14th, 8:30am-12:30pm
Where:  Picnic Pavilion #1, Murfreesboro's Old Fort Park 
Join us to remove invasive plants, beautify your park & greenway, and enjoy the outdoors!  Lunch will be provided.  
Registration is open to individuals & groups.  To register or for more information, call 615-893-9501 or email  More information can also be found at

Earth Day Celebration on the Square
Saturday, April 21, 10am-2pm
Where:  Murfreesboro's Historic Downtown Square
Refreshments, children's activities & live entertainment.  Environmental & educational booths on site.  


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