Is water from swimming pools considered an illicit discharge?

Backwash and discharges from swimming pools are listed as an exception to the Illicit Discharge Ordinance provided there is less than 1 parts per million, of chlorine. If your pool was recently shocked, wait at least 7 days without adding anymore chemicals before draining your pool. Always test the water before draining to make sure your pool has dechlorinated.

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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?