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Illicit Discharge

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Illicit Discharge An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge to the municipal separate storm system that is not composed entirely of storm water, except for discharges allowed under a NPDES permit or waters used for firefighting operations. These non-stormwater discharges occur due to illegal connections to the storm drain system from business or commercial establishments.

As a result of these illicit discharges, contaminated wastewater enters into the storm drains or directly into local waters before receiving treatment from a wastewater treatment plant. Illicit connections may be intentional or may be unknown to the business or home owner.

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What To Do

If you would like to report and Illicit Discharge please call:

The Public Works Office durring bussiness hours. (7:00am - 4:30pm)

  • 650-780-7464

Police Department Emergency Dispatch. (After Hours / Holidays / Weekends)

  • 650-788-7190

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