MS4 Program

Illicit Discharge and Elimination

An MS4 operator shall develop an SWQMP that includes a commitment to develop and implement a strategy to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the MS4 conveyance.

Controls include: Promoting recycling programs for commonly dumped wastes. Locating and testing suspected problem areas for pollution including dry screening of storm outfalls.

Illicit Discharge Ordinance

Violations and Fines Ordinance

Call (260) 347-1362 to report any Illicit Discharges
Residents may be the first to recognize "illicit" discharges dumping into storm sewers or coming out of storm sewer outfalls. If you see an "illicit" discharge please report that to the MS4 personnel, police or fire department.

What residents can help watch for:

  • Sediment (muddy water) leaving a construction site
  • Spills, hazardous materials (chemical, gas, oil)
  • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers
  • Dry weather flows observed to be contaminated or polluted from outfall pipes into streams (72 hours after a rain storm>
  • Observed pollution event or pollutants in stream
  • Clogged, leaking or overflowing sanitary sewer lines