Illicit Discharge

To report illicit discharge into stormwater inlets, ditches or other waterways contact the Engineering Division at (850) 248-8301 or e-mail us at engstormwater@baycountyfl.gov. Please provide us with a contact name, daytime phone number and specific location of the illicit discharge.

As required by the County NPDES Stormwater Permit, no person shall discharge into the County’s municipal storm drain system or watercourses any materials or water containing any pollutants that cause a violation of applicable Federal or State water quality standards.

The commencement, conduct, or continuance of any illegal discharge to the storm drain system is prohibited except as described as follows:

The following discharges are exempt from discharge prohibitions: water line flushing or other potable water sources, landscape irrigation or lawn watering, diverted stream flows, rising ground water, ground water infiltration to storm drains, uncontaminated pumped ground water, foundation or footing drains (not including active groundwater dewatering systems), crawl space pumps, air conditioning condensation, springs, non-commercial washing of vehicles, natural riparian habitat or wet-land flows, swimming pools (if dechlorinated – typically less than one PPM chlorine), fire fighting activities, and any other water source not containing pollutants.