An illegal discharge or illicit stormwater discharge means any discharge into the City’s MS4 and/or waters of the United States that is not composed entirely of stormwater, except discharges made in accordance with a City issued development order consistent with the MS4 permit, an independent NPDES permit, as a result of fire fighting activities or otherwise specifically an exempted event.
Many seemly harmless household activities, such as dumping yard waste or draining swimming pools and household waste water from washing machines, dishwashers or water softening devices into ditches, storm drains and canals are also classified as illegal discharges.
These activities can cause severe problems to our natural waterways. It is important to note that ditches and storm drains are not connected to the sewer system. They flow directly into streams, rivers, estuaries, bays, and eventually into our seacoast.
If you see any polluting activities taking place in the City of Loma Linda, please report the illegal event by submitting your Citizen Complaint Form at City of Loma Linda - Public Works (email@example.com) or contacting 1 (800) CLEANUP.