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Water Quality Monitoring


Stormwater staff monitors local creeks and streams to assess the effectiveness of our efforts to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of our waterways. We strive to fulfill the requirements of our State-issued NPDES permit by conducting an array of activities such as detecting and eliminating illicit discharges (report an illicit discharge here), conducting surface water sampling, increasing public awareness, reducing inflow and infiltration and assessing stream corridors.

Monitoring staff collect water samples from over 120 sites throughout the City. Data collected is used to identify issues and trends relating to the health of our waterways. The assessment of surface water quality involves the analysis of numerous parameters including dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, E. coli, total suspended solids, nutrients and more.

The City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County are building a network of continuous monitoring stations to gain a more comprehensive look at regional water quality. Check out our website and monitoring reports!

Monitoring Website

Monitoring Strategy

Reports
An Adobe Acrobat file Quarterly_Reports_Chattanooga_2022_04-06
An Adobe Acrobat file Quarterly_Reports_Chattanooga_2022_07-09
An Adobe Acrobat file Quarterly_Reports_Chattanooga_2022_10-12
An Adobe Acrobat file Quarterly_Reports_Chattanooga_2023_01-03
An Adobe Acrobat file Quarterly_Reports_Chattanooga_2023_04-06

Stormwater Division

1250 Market Street, Suite 2100
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 643 - 5877
email:
stormwater@chattanooga.gov

To report an issue please call 311 at 423-643-6311

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