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About Elizabethton




The City of Elizabethton operates a federally mandated stormwater quality program. The purpose of the program is to prevent pollution of rainwater runoff. Examples of pollution sources include parking lot and street runoff, construction project runoff, illegal dumping of motor oil and trash, etc. into stormwater drains. An important part of this program is to ensure that new residential, commercial and industrial developments will have a minimum effect on water quality. The end goal of this program is to make sure that our rivers, streams and lakes are preserved for enjoyment by future generations.

Annual Report for 2014

Please see the links below for the City's mandatory annual stormwater report to the State of Tennessee, as well as necessary support and informational documents.

Readers will note that the City responded to several compliance questions with "No" answers. The reason for this is that the report covers five (5) program years. A negative answer may indicate that the report item was not due in the latest reporting year. Please see the link for the City's Notice of Intent (NOI). The NOI contains the compliance target dates for the entire five year span of the City's presently approved stormwater quality program. This document will help the public to better understand the report responses.

Please contact Joseph Barnett or Johann Coetzee for information regarding the annual report. Contact information is shown elsewhere on this page.

Stormwater Ordinances

The Stormwater Program is controlled by the following ordinances:

(To see the entire Elizabethton City Code visit the MTAS website.)


The following officials or departments can be contacted if you want to report stormwater pollution or if you need help with any of the city stormwater ordinances.

City Garage
(423) 547-6300 (24/7)

Joseph Barnett
Stormwater Coordinator
(423) 547-6240

Robert Montgomery
Chief Building Official
(423) 542-1503

Jon Hartman
Director of Planning & Development
(423) 542-1503

Johann Coetzee
Director of Utilities
(423) 547-6353


Stormwater Quality BMP Manual

Title Page TOC Chap 1
Chap 2 Chap 3 Chap 4
Chap 5 Chap 6 Chap 7
Abbreviations-Symbols Appendix A Appendix B
Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E
Appendix F Appendix G Appendix H


Stormwater Guidance

Stormwater Guidance Manual


Manufactured BMP Guidance

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Application For a Single Residential Lot

Erosion and Sedimentation Contol Permit Application

Dumpster Pad Detail

Dumpster Pad Detail Drawing

Make Your Home the Solution to Stormwater Pollution

EPA Brochure

Level 1 Inspection Training Opportunities for Contractors

TDEC Training Workshop Information

Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Training and Certification Program

TNEPSC Spring 2014 Schedule


Johnson City Stormwater

Kingsport Stormwater

Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control

Tennessee Stormwater Association





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