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An illicit discharge is an unlawful act of disposing, dumping, spilling, emitting, or other discharge of any substance other than stormwater into the stormwater drainage system. The stormwater drainage system includes streets, ditches, catch basins, yard inlets, and streams.

Examples of Illicit Discharge include:

  • Paint being poured into or near the storm drainage system
  • Changing oil or antifreeze over or near a storm structure
  • Washing vehicles where the runoff could drain into the storm drainage system
  • Washing dumpster pads and allowing the runoff to drain into the storm drainage system
  • Dumping grass clippings into a stormwater basin or inlet or into the street

Illicit discharges cause water pollution by sending pollutants directly into creeks, streams, ponds, and lakes. Be sure you know what illicit discharges are so you can help prevent water pollution and keep our streams clean!

Please help Lower Allen Township to prevent water pollution. Call the Township at 717-975-7575 ext. 1010 to report an illicit discharge or any type of water pollution in our streams or stormwater drainage system. You can also complete the illicit discharge reporting form below and e-mail it to Rebecca Davis, Township MS4 Coordinator, at rdavis@latwp.org.




Phone Number
Address of incident
1234 Main Street
Closest Cross Street
South Market Street
Body of Water Impacted
Clear Creek
Date of Incident
Time of Incident
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