Allen County would like to incorporate the help of its citizens in preventing illegal dumping and illicit discharges from being deposited into our storm drains. Illicit discharges are generally any discharge into a storm drain system or streams, rivers, or other bodies of water that is not composed entirely of clean, pollutant-free water. Illicit discharges can be in the form of fertilizers, pesticides, sediment, vehicle fluids (motor oil, gasoline, and antifreeze), paints, solvents, soaps and detergents, trash, grease, sewage, and pet waste. Illicit discharges are a problem because, unlike wastewater which flows to a wastewater treatment plant, stormwater generally flows from the storm drains to waterways without any additional treatment. These pollutants can significantly degrade the water quality of our rivers and streams and threaten aquatic, wildlife, and human health.

Thank you for taking the time to help our community prevent and eliminate stormwater pollution problems. We will investigate all incidences of stormwater pollution that are brought to our attention. Public input is an important component of our program.

To report a polluter, please submit a form.