Environmental Health

The Blount county Department of Environmental Health operates under the rules and regulations that govern subsurface sewage disposal systems, set forth by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, a Division of Groundwater Protection.


In addition to regulating subsurface sewage disposal systems, the department upon request performs bacteriological water analysis on private water supplies to determine total coliform and fecal coliform bacteria present.


Our main objective is to provide a health environment for all citizens of Blount County. We are exhausting all efforts to work with the public in identifying problems and taking corrective action when needed to improve the biological quality of waste water.

Department Representative

A representative of the Department is available, on request, to meet with leaders and citizens to discuss rules and regulations, as well as any concerns you wish to address.