Illicit Discharge (IDDE)

Illicit Discharge is defined as the disposing, dumping, spilling, emitting, or any other discharge of a substance other than stormwater to a municipal separate storm sewer system. The storm sewer system includes streets, ditches, catch basins, yard inlets, lakes, and streams. Examples of illicit discharges include:
  • Sanitary wastewater piping that is directly connected from a home to the storm sewer
  • The pouring of materials such as oil, fertilizers, lawn clippings, paints or gasoline, into a storm drain, ditch, or water body
  • A shop floor drain that is connected to the storm sewer system
  • A failing septic system that is leaking into a damaged storm sewer line or that is causing surface discharge into the storm sewer
Report Illegal Dumping or Illicit Discharge

Municipal Code


View Chapter 35 of the City Ordinances, Section 35-52 regarding Illicit Discharges.