What is not an illicit discharge?

There are exceptions to the Illicit Discharge Ordinance. Below are some examples:

  • Firefighting runoff
  • Lawn watering
  • Pumping of uncontaminated groundwater
  • Residential car washing
  • Properties holding a valid national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) or a valid Virginia pollution discharge elimination system (VPDES).

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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?