**Qualified Local Program (QLP) Program Information**
Water pollution can come from many different sources. One of these is untreated runoff after a rain storm from streets, construction sites, parking lots and private driveways, among others, which goes directly into storm drains and eventually into our local rivers and streams. To protect its citizens from this pollution, Franklin has developed a program that seeks to manage stormwater runoff before the runoff enters the Harpeth River and its tributaries.
Federal and state governments are also requiring certain cities and towns to comply with mandates for minimizing storm water runoff. Franklin is one of those cities. Storm water management is required by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1972. Franklin has a Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit , which allows Franklin to discharge stormwater from its drainage system into nearby rivers and streams. The permit requires six (6) minimum program areas.
MS4 Program Areas
1. Public Education and Outreach
2. Public Involvement and Participation
3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
5. Post Construction Runoff Control
6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations