Illicit Discharge and Detection

WHAT IS AN ILLCIT DISCHARGE AND HOW TO REPORT IT

    Antrim Township is committed to keeping pollutants out of our surface and ground water.  As part of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the Township has created a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharge. The success of the program will rely on public participation and reporting. 

WHAT IS ILLICIT DISCHARGE?

Illicit discharge is any discharge to the stormwater system that is not composed entirely of stormwater (rain or snow/ice melt). A few exceptions are permitted under Federal law.             

Examples of Illicit Discharges:Man dumping chemicals into a storm drain along a curb in the road.

  • Septic system malfunctions
  • Car wash wastewater
  • Improper auto fluids and household toxics disposal
  • Laundry wastewater
  • Spills that are not cleaned up properly
  • Litter

Examples of permitted discharges:

  • Discharges resulting from firefighting activities
  • Water discharged from sump pumps
  • Irrigation/Lawn watering (ONLY when no chemicals are used on lawn)
  • Air conditioner condensation

Milky white water flowing in a road side ditch.

HOW TO REPORT AN ILLICIT DISCHARGE?

Please contact the Township immediately if you observe illegal dumping or pollutants in a stormwater system. The illicit discharge form must be filled out. This can be done in the following ways:

  • Fill out the form and submit it to the Stormwater Technician.
  • You can visit the Township Office Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, to fill out a form at 10655 Antrim Church Road Greencastle PA 17225 or submit it electronically.
  • Contact the Stormwater Technician/Assistant Code Enforcement Officer at 717.597.3818 ext. 106 or areasner@twp.antrim.pa.us to request a form be sent to you.