Representatives with Knox County Stormwater Management met with the public Wednesday to present their annual report.
Knox County is required to report a summary of the activities for the permit year to meet stormwater requirements for the EPA. This year's report highlights the activities they engage in, like design and inspection practices, and public involvement and education.
A new scorecard is also in the report, with Knox County scoring substantially low. But county leaders say there's no reason to worry because the county is competitive with other municipalities in our area.
"Our scoring is comparable to any urbanized area in the phase II program. We're a large area, we have a very diverse range of landscapes from ultra urban to highly rural. We're where we expect to be score-wise," said Chis Granju, director of Knox County Stormwater Management.
The county is planning ways to improve water quality standards for construction design. They're regulations that would require the first inch of construction runoff to be kept on-site.