Water Quality Department


We strive to comply with applicable Federal and State clean water laws and regulations by protecting water quality by preventing pollution, providing education on the importance of water quality to the environment and the public health, and promoting public involvement in the stewardship of the local water environment.


Report Water Pollution Construction Permitting Education and Outreach Delinquent Stormwater Collections (Payment Inquiry) Frequently Asked Questions regarding Stormwater and Fees Hamilton County MS4 Annual Report 2020-2021

Our Staff:

Autumn Friday: Program Manager
Bonnie Capley: Environmental Outreach/Water Quality Coordinator
Adam Reynolds: Senior Engineering Technician
Keith Stotts: Inspector
Tara Swilley: Senior Account Clerk
Rachael Janda: Inspector


Multi-jurisdictional Program

The Hamilton County Stormwater Pollution Control Program includes East Ridge, Collegedale, Ridgeside, Lakesite, Red Bank, Soddy Daisy, Lookout Mountain and the urbanized portion of unincorporated Hamilton County. The City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the Town of Signal Mountain drafted a Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual for each issue.


Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual

Best Management Practices (BMP) DRAFT Manual

Tennessee State Requirements for the program are:

  • Provide public education and outreach regarding storm water (see our Education Programs)
  • Provide opportunities for public participation
  • Seek out illegal storm water discharges and investigate pollution reports (How to report pollution information)
  • Permit, monitor, and enforce construction site and post-construction site runoff controls.
  • Pollution Prevention and good housekeeping for public facilities

Other Documents Supporting the Program




Address & Contact Information

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Address: 1250 Market Street, Suite 3044 Chattanooga, TN 37402

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays

Phone number: 423-209-7851 and FAX number: 423-209-7852

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