Developing and implementing a plan to detect and eliminate illicit discharges to the storm sewer system (includes developing a system map and informing the community about hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste).

Program elements for MCM 3 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination include:

  • Legal Authority (ordinance)
  • Mapping
  • Field Screening
  • Investigation of Potential Illicit Discharges
  • Spill Response and Prevention
  • Public Awareness and Reporting Program
  • Preventing Sanitary Sewer Discharges
  • Education and Training


Model Ordinance for Illicit Discharge & Illegal Connection Control April 2008 (pdf 41KB)

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Guidance Manual (Cuyahoga County Board of Health July 2006 pdf 1.74MB)