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Department Head: Chris Granju


The mission of stormwater management is to improve and/or maintain the health of Knox County water resources by mitigating the effects of urban development.

In carrying out our mission we:
  • promote Low Impact Development to protect the natural hydrologic cycle of East Tennessee
  • manage stormwater infrastructure to minimize losses due to flooding
  • provide a regulatory frame work to ensure land development has minimal impact on county resources (environment, infrastructure, etc.)
  • provide information and assistance to help people better understand and work within the framework of the Knox County Stormwater Ordinance
  • engage the community through public participation and education initiatives
  • maintain compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations related to water resources.

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UPDATE! Knox County's Qualifying Local Program

Knox County has been approved by the State of Tennessee as a Qualifying Local Program (QLP). Beginning April 1, 2013, developers of any and all proposed construction activity located within the jurisdictional boundaries of Knox County will no longer submit to TDEC for coverage under the Tennessee Construction General Permit...more

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205 West Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-215-5540
Fax: 865-215-5831

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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