TDEC Knoxville Field Office. Photo from tn.gov.
Have a water quality concern? First contact your local environmental office.
Tennessee's Department of Environment & Conservation is tasked with protecting and promoting human health and safety. Learn about how the agency is organized and which field office can help you.
How to submit a complaint to TDEC
The Tennessee Water Quality Control Act allows citizens to file complaints with TDEC regarding alleged noncompliance with our water quality laws. Learn how to submit a complaint and see examples.
How Tennessee residents can be involved in the water permitting process
The Clean Water Act requires all facilities discharging pollutants into our streams obtain a permit. You can influence what requirements permits have.