What is an illicit connection?

An illicit connection is an unlawful connection from the sanitary sewer system into the stormwater drainage system or directly into lakes and streams. Below are some examples:

  • Floor drains from inside a building going into the storm drain system instead of the sanitary system
  • A washing machine connection into a ditch or storm drain structure instead of the sanitary sewer system

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1. What is an illicit discharge?
2. What is not an illicit discharge?
3. What are some examples of illicit discharges?
4. What information should be reported when calling in an illicit discharge?
5. Is yard waste an illicit discharge?
6. Where can used motor oil be thrown away?
7. Is water from swimming pools considered an illicit discharge?
8. What is an illicit connection?
9. What is the penalty for violators?