Trickle Down Thursday: Illicit Discharge

Anything that isn’t strictly composed of storm water is considered an illicit discharge and we are working to eliminate those occurrences. Now, that definition is pretty broad. Not only are we talking about obvious pollution like a neighbor pouring paint down the storm drain, but illicit discharges also include: chemicals dripping from the engines from our vehicles, excess fertilizers and pesticides from our lawncare routine, soap and detergents from washing our cars on our driveway, trash and debris blowing around after an event, and even juices dripping out of a dumpster. You can help keep these pollutants out of our waterways by: properly disposing of household hazardous wastes, remembering to wash your car on your lawn, and reporting any questionable actions or unnatural water flows. Find more here:

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