The TMDL Program is a Federal program authorized under the Clean Water Act to address waters that are not meeting water quality standards. A TMDL is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards.
Approval of Swift Creek
The EPA approved the TMDL for Swift Creek (PDF) in 2009 citing impaired biological integrity. The impacts of enrichment and habitat degradation are associated with scour and toxicity related to high levels of development in the Swift Creek watershed. Swift Creek is located in the Neuse river basin.
Adaptive Management Strategy
The Town has developed an adaptive management strategy for stormwater runoff to reduce the impacts of the high levels of development. The strategy includes: