Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination

Minimum Control Measure 3 of 6

An "illicit discharge" is anything entering or leaving our stormwater conveyance system (culverts, catch basins, drainage ditches, etc) that is not comprised entirely of stormwater. Examples include sewer cross connections, car washing water, radiator fluid, motor oil, household chemicals and paint, and potentially illegal dumping. This measure requires the Town to inspect catch basins and stormwater conveyance systems (particularly the Town's "outfalls" which is where the Town's stormwater exits the conveyance system), educate the public and provide a way for the public to report a suspected illicit discharge, and enforce a law to prohibit and issue fines for creating an illicit discharge.

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Anonymously Report a Suspected Illicit Discharge

Do you see a dumpster leaking into a catch basin, your neighbor dumping motor oil into the storm sewer, a restaurant pouring cooking oil into a nearby storm ditch, or another suspected illicit discharge we should check out?
You can anonymously report it here and we'll take it from there.
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