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Tim Jackson at the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Department can be contacted at 615-893-6441 with the address of the property and a description of the concern. The Engineering Department will evaluate the system for proper function and need for correction.
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Sheds, swimming pools, detached garages, and other similar construction are not permitted to encroach in a public drainage easement. Landscaping and fences are sometimes permitted in drainage easements. You must make a request to the Engineering Department and staff will determine if a fence or landscaping will be permitted to encroach into said drainage easement. Under no circumstances should a fence or landscaping cross the flow line of a ditch. Please note: If encroachment is allowed with a fence or landscaping, the homeowner will be required to sign an Easement Agreement. This document states that the homeowner understands that if the fence or landscaping creates a problem, or if the easement has a need for work, the fence or landscaping will be removed at the homeowner's expense. This includes the removal and the replacement.