The City of Bristol Tennessee, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of Tennessee, Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the public are partners in preventing pollution from discharging into area creeks, streams, lakes, ponds and other water bodies.  The City is a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Phase 2 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit holder.  TDEC issued a Notice of Coverage (NOC) to the City for the permit that became effective on May 5, 2011 and will expire on September 1, 2015.  As a permit holder, the City is allowed to discharge stormwater from their storm sewer system into creeks, streams, lakes, ponds and other water bodies which are collectively referred to as "waters of the state".  The permit requires the City to regulate discharges to the waters of the state including establishment and enforcement of regulations regarding runoff from residential, commercial and industrial developments.  Listed below are links to information regarding the permit, regulations and public education and participation opportunities.

For questions regarding stormwater issues please contact:

Timothy H. Beavers
City of Bristol Tennessee
POB 1189
Bristol, TN 37621-1189

Phone:  (423) 989-5566
Fax:  (423) 989-5695


Bristol 2013 Annual NPDES MS4 Report
Bristol 2012 Annual NPDES MS4 Report

City Notice of Intent (NPDES Application)
City Notice of Coverage 


Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Ordinance
Illicit Discharge Ordinance
Post Construction Water Quality Management Ordinance
Water Quality BMP Manual
Water Quality BMP Manual Errata
Manufactured BMP Device Guidance

Tennessee Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook

Education and Participation Opportunities

Tennessee Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Training
Tennessee Stormwater Association

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Environmental Protection Agency
Boone Lake Association
Boone Watershed Partnership
Keep Bristol Beautiful
WaterWorks! (MTSU)