Report a Problem

Do you have a water quality concern to report?
There are many professionals that monitor the water quality and streams in our region. We work for and want good water quality in all our streams. Listed below is the contact information for water quality in your area.

This is only possible with help from individuals in the community, the more eyes the better.
If you see a water quality concern, please collect the following information:

  • Note the location (exact as possible)
  • Date and time
  • Take pictures of the concern (if possible)

Then send the information to our Watershed Resources Manager and one or more of the following people based on location and concern.

All Concerns:

RiverLink
Watershed Resources Manager
Amy Annino
Email: waterresources@riverlink.org
Phone: 828-252-8474 ext. 14

General surface water concerns:

Regional
Division of Water Quality Asheville Office
Chuck Cranford
Surface Water Protection Supervisor
Email: chuck.cranford@ncdenr.gov
Phone: 828-296-4650

Department of Environmental and Natural Resources

Division of Water Quality Asheville Office
Chuck Cranford
Surface Water Protection Supervisor
Email: chuck.cranford@ncdenr.gov
Phone: 828-296-4650

Construction Site –Erosion & Sediment Control specific issues:

City of Asheville
Contact city on call duty officer at (828) 707-7578.

The on call inspector will only respond to the following violation criteria:
-Mud or sediment in a roadway, yard or basement directly related to a weather event.
-Mud or sediment in a roadway, yard or basement when the sources of the water are not known.
-Failure of an erosion control system that has been witnessed by a citizen or passerby.

Buncombe County:

Doug Sharp
Erosion Control Officer
Email: doug.sharp@buncombecounty.org
Phone: 828-250-4848

Henderson County: (includes Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Laurel Park, and Fletcher)

Natalie Berry, PE
Assistant County Engineer
Email: nberry@hendersoncountync.org
Phone: 828-694-6526

Madison County:

Soil and Water Conservation District
Bailey Mundy
Director/ Soil Conservationist
Email: bmundy@madisoncountync.org
Phone: 828-649-9099

Transylvania County:

Soil and Water Conservation District
Jeff Parker
District Director
Email: jeff.parker@transylvaniacounty.org
Phone: 828-884-3230

Stormwater Runoff & Stream concerns:

Asheville:

Stormwater Services & Utility
McCray Coates
Stormwater Services Manager
Email: mcoates@ashevillenc.gov
Phone: 828-232-4567

Buncombe County:

Gary Higgins
Department Director
Email: gary.higgins@buncombecounty.org
Phone: 828-250-4785

Henderson County:

Natalie Berry, PE
Assistant County Engineer
Email: nberry@hendersoncountync.org
Phone: 828-694-6526

Hendersonville:

Brent G. Detwiler, PE
City Engineer
Email: bdetwiler@cityofhendersonville.org
Phone: 828-233-3236

Madison County:

Soil and Water Conservation District
Bailey Mundy
Director/ Soil Conservationist
Email: bmundy@madisoncountync.org
Phone: 828-649-9099

Transylvania County:

Soil and Water Conservation District
Jeff Parker
District Director
Email: jeff.parker@transylvaniacounty.org
Phone: 828-884-3230

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