Illicit discharges are pollutants that could potentially cause harm to our stormwater systems and/or contaminate our waterways. York County actively seeks to prevent and eliminate illicit discharges in the County. To accomplish this the county relies on residents to report any issues they see. By simply clicking above and filling out the form, calling, or emailing you can help keep York County waters cleaner and safer!
Many things are considered an illicit discharge. A few common sources of illicit discharges are listed below.
Concrete and paint washouts
Mud/sand/silt from construction activity
Car washing (soaps/chemicals)
Spills from roadway accidents
Laundry water/gray water
The general idea is anything that is not stormwater (and only storm water) does not belong in our storm drain system; or as we like to say "Only rain down the storm drain".
Illicit discharges and illegal dumping is a violation of § 152.041 of the York County Code of Ordinances and will be investigated. Violations are subject to corrective action requirements and civil penalties up to and including $1,000 per violation per day. To learn more about Illicit discharges visit the York County Code of Ordinances.