The City of Kingsport is implementing a stormwater utility. The Federal Clean Water Act requires cities with more than 10,000 residents to implement a stormwater program to control and monitor polluted stormwater runoff. This federal requirement is unfunded, meaning that each city must find a way to pay for the program. In addition, the City wishes to address long-standing stormwater flooding issues that affect local citizens. Many cities in Tennessee, including Johnson City, have already implemented stormwater programs.
Informational fliers have been inserted in the water billing statments regarding stormwater, the purpose of the stormwater utility, fee structure, and the point of contact for questions.
Information is also provided online by visiting the stormwater management link.