Illicit Discharge

  1. Illicit Discharge Hot Line

    Phone: 803-909-7250

  2. Phone: 803-909-7162

Illicit Discharge

An illicit discharge is any discharge to the storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of rain water or groundwater. Examples include, dumping of motor vehicle fluids, household hazardous wastes, grass clippings, leaf litter, industrial waste, restaurant wastes, or any other non-stormwater waste into a storm sewer system.

Illegal Connection

An illicit connection is the discharge of pollutants or non-stormwater material into a storm sewer system via a pipe or other direct connection that is non-permitted. Some sources of illicit connections include illegal sewer taps or straight pipes, wash water pipes from homes, and shop floor drains into the storm sewer system.