Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Plan
The Village of Wauconda needs your help in protecting our valuable water resources by eliminating illicit discharges to the storm sewer system.
An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge to the storm sewer system or waterway that is not composed entirely of storm water. Sources of illicit discharges may include materials such as:
* Sanitary wastewater * Solvents
* Vehicle spills * Paints
* Pesticides * Household cleaners
* Weed killers * Radiator flushing disposal
* Gas & motor oil * Laundry wastewaters
Disposing of household chemicals and wastes by dumping them in to the storm sewers is illegal and a major cause of stormwater pollution. Public complaints provide the most common source of information. If you witness or are suspicious of any illegal dumping, please report it to the Public Works Department at 847-526-9610. Please do not attempt to address the issue yourself When calling we’ll ask you for the location of the dumping and the material being dumped (if known).