Illicit discharge is defined as any discharge not comprised entirely of rainfall or snowmelt. Storm water runoff is water from rain and melting snow that flows over land and impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops and does not soak into the ground. Storm water inlets go directly into our rivers, creeks, and lakes, and is not pretreated nor tied to sanitary sewer systems. As a result, storm water runoff picks up illicit discharge such as trash, chemicals, fuels, oil, antifreeze spills, dirt and sediment that can pollute our river, creek and lake waters!
In the event of a serious hazard to life, property or environment, call 911. If you see or suspect a pollutant going into a storm drain that you feel could impact our storm water system, you can either or use the .