Knox County Tennessee

Stock Creek Watershed


The 21 square mile Stock Creek watershed is located in South Knox County. The watershed is home to Marble Springs, South Doyle High School, and French Memorial Park. Stock Creek originates behind Walmart on Chapman Highway and winds its way through forested ridges and pasture with pockets of rural residential land to its confluence with the Little River.

Stock Creek is listed as impaired for E. coli by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). This means that the bacteria is above levels considered safe for human contact. Exposure to the water may cause illness. TDEC has determined that the elevated E.coli levels result from failing septic systems and poor pasture practices on agricultural lands. Runoff from these sources carry the bacteria to the creek. Knox-Chapman Utility District has limited sewer service in this watershed. This means that the majority of dwellings are on septic systems.

Help is here! Knox County Stormwater Management was recently notified that TDA has awarded Knox County $115,000 from a Clean Water Grant to help pay the costs of fixing failed septic systems and putting improvements on farm properties. This funding program runs from March 2019 through July 2022.

To find out if you qualify for septic system repairs, click here

To find out if you qualify for Agricultural Best Management practices, click here

To find out if you live in the Stock Creek watershed, click here

Contact (865) 215-5540 for septic funding inquiries.

Contact (865) 523-3338 x 3 for agricultural funding inquiries.

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Stormwater

205 West Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-215-5800
Fax: 865-215-5831

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