The Water Quality Program works with various institutions (school-age groups, colleges and universities, neighborhood groups, civic organizations, non-profit/profit organizations and church groups) to educate the public on critical water quality management issues.
Chattanooga's first Low Impact Design (LID)/ Green Infrastructure design competition will challenge design teams to demonstrate efficient, sustainable, cost-effective approaches to stormwater management and beautification of city infrastructure. This collaborative effort includes participation and input from Chattanooga's Public Works Department (Engineering and Water Quality) and Chattanooga-Hamilton County RPA, and is funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation through a contract with Green Spaces.
Who?: Design teams composed of two licensed participants including a professional engineer and a registered landscape architect. At least one team member must be Chattanooga- based, and all team members must be licensed in Tennessee.
When?: The timeline for the design competition is currently being determined by involved organizations.
Where?: Beautiful Chattanooga, TN of course! Specific locations are still being determined.
H2O Jo Takes a Ride Through the Stromdrain
Get To Know Your Watershed
The City of Chattanooga consists of 8 unique watersheds: Citico Creek, N. Chickamauga Creek, S. Chickamauga Creek, Mountain Creek, Lookout Creek, Chattanooga Creek, Wolftever Creek and the Tennessee River. The CSO is considered a drainage area rather than a watershed.
Click on the map below to make it larger, and on the links above for detailed information about each watershed.
Lower Tennessee River Watershed Academy
The Water Quality Progarm is in the process of developing an online, interactive tool to help educate contractors, teachers and other community leaders by means of audience- specific informatoin to promote awareness of issues associated with water quality management within the Lower Tennessee River Watershed. The site is currently under construction, as the project is continually evolving.
Notice Of Special Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to T.C.A. paragraph 8-44-101d, et seq., as amended that the meetings of the STORM WATER REGULATIONS BOARD OF THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA will be held on the third Monday of each month during 2012. Board meetings may be cancelled if no items have been submitted to the Water Quality Manager at least two (2) weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held at least quarterly to provide the program updates to the Board. Call in advance to confirm if a particular meeting is scheduled. Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. in conference room 1-A, located on the first floor, of the Development Resource Center, 1250 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
All interested persons are invited to attend and express their views. For additional information, contact Mounir Y. Minkara, Water Quality Manager, Department of Public Works, 1250 Market Street, Second Floor, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. Telephone (423) 643-5877.
Stormwater Board Meeting Minutes
In February of 2003, the City introduced the information service known as "311". This public service is available to citizens during regular business hours via phone (by dialing 3-1-1), and 24/7 via the City's website
This service serves as both a source of information (from curbside recycling and brush collection schedules to questions regarding traffic and parking citations and even community events) and a tool for reporting concerns (from illegal dumping to flooding). Response times associated with requests & complaints received through this system vary, but are usually no longer than 72 hours for the Water Quality Program.
For more information about Water Quality Program Outreach and Education contact Kimberly McKlurkin, Water Quality Public Information Specialist @ 423-643-6187
Water Quality Manager
Temporary use of ROW
For alley use/complaints, drainage complaints, erosion control problems, Oil spills/pollutant discharges, street conditions, street cuts, water quality fee information please call 311