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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.

Personal Action

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.

Personal Action

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. 

Legislative Toolkit

Tennessee's General Assembly meets in late winter through spring of each year. 

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