TSU Protecting Its Students, Employees, and Community
WHAT IS STORMWATER & WHY IS IT REGULATED?
Stormwater runoff is generated when it rains or snows on impervious surfaces such as roads, walkways, roofs, parking lots and other areas where water does not infiltrate the soil. The EPA has determined that stormwater in urban areas is the leading cause of surface water pollution (rivers, lakes, oceans). The water picks up pollution or can cause erosion. As a result, Federal and State regulations only allow stormwater to be discharged to stormwater systems. Stormwater is not treated to remove pollutants before entering surface waters.
TSU STORMWATER SYSTEM
Storm drains and catch basins are located throughout the TSU campus to collect and remove excess runoff from parking lots, roofs and roadways during wet weather.
In order to meet the national and state regulation standards TSU is responsible for protecting the stormwater system at the main campus.
The goal of the TSU stormwater management program is to ensure that stormwater generated on University property does not adversely impact surface water. This website is intended to assist the TSU community in understanding how the University's stormwater system operates, what the law requires, and what you can do to reduce contamination of stormwater.
Report illicit discharges and spills
An illicit discharge is anything other than stormwater that enters the storm water system.
REPORT ILLICIT DISCHARGES
Report illicit discharges and spills to the Department of Facilities Management:
- (615) 963-5683 During regular business hours (MF;8-4:30)
- (615) 963-5171 After regular business hours
- 911 If the spill or activity represents an immediate threat to human health or the environment
The TSU Stormwater Management Program is overseen by the Stormwater Committee which is comprised of representatives from EH&S, Facilities Operations and Capital Planning & Development. If you have any comments, concerns or questions please contact EH&S at: