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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: Chlarson, John
Co-author: Ashburn, Melissa
Date of Material: 02/20/2007

Stormwater management--Forms
Stormwater management--Laws and regulations
Wastewater--Laws and regulations
Water quality--Tennessee
Water pollution--Tennessee

Right of Entry Letter to Monitor Certain Streams

Reviewed Date: 05/07/2020
A form letter granting representatives of the City the right of entry to private property to collect water samples from streams.

February 20, 2007

[Recipient Name]
[Street Address]
[City, ST ZIP Code]

Dear [Recipient Name]:

The [City/Town/County name] is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to monitor certain streams (or tributaries to those streams). The goal of this mandate is to protect and rehabilitate our natural water resources. In accordance with this mandate, the [City/Town/County name] seeks right of entry to the property that you [own/lease] at [address/Parcel number etc.]. This right of entry is not for entry into any building or structures on the property, it is specifically for the purpose of inspectingstreams (or their tributary watercourses) listed in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Monitoring Program. Representatives of [City/Town/County name] will be collecting samples from the stream and/or making visual assessments of the watercourse.

In accordance with this request, I, [owner/lessee’s name], owner/lessee of the above named property, do grant Right of Entry to the property, to representatives of [City/Town/County name] this ______ day of _________ , 20__. This right of entry shall expire 60 days from this date.

[City/Town/County name] thanks you for your cooperation in complying with this State and Federal Mandate, and assisting in making our water resources cleaner for everyone.


[Your Name]

Main Document(s):
file Right of Entry Letter TMDL.pdf
Reference Document(s):
file Right of Entry Letter TMDL.doc