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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Report Stormwater Pollution!

If you have information about pollution being spilled, dumped or discharged into the storm drainage system, which includes storm drains, ditches, swales, creeks, lakes, ponds, streets, or directly into a waterway, please




   CALL THE HOTLINE 910.341.1020
or
 REPORT ONLINE 
    

When contacting us, leave as much information as possible:
  • Date of Incident
  • Time of Incident
  • Location*
  • Source & Type of Pollution (if known)
  • Responsible Party (if known)
  • Your Contact Info**

*We cannot take reports for violations that occur outside the City limits.
**It is helpful to have your contact information in case we need to get more information or follow up with you about the report.
 

 

Examples of what you can report:
  • Foam, bubbles, or a milky appearance in a ditch or waterway
  • A strange odor coming from a storm drain
  • Spilled or dumped auto fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc) or chemicals (paint, cleaners, etc) on the street or into a storm drain
  • Wastewater piped to a creek or ditch (i.e. from a washing machine, floor drain)
  • Washing equipment outdoors using chemicals
  • Sediment flowing off a construction site
  • Sewage spills should be reported immediately to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority hotline - 910.332.6565
  • *We cannot enforce pet waste complaints that occur on private property 

 

You can also report the following activities to the State of NC:
Littering:  Click here to report someone littering from a vehicle. (Your report is anonymous to the offender).
Construction Site Erosion:  Call 1.866.STOPMUD to report violations to the State's Sediment & Erosion Control laws at construction sites.

 Thank you for helping to keep Wilmington's waterways clean & healthy!

 

 

Pollution Examples

 


Restaurant washwater and litter
draining into storm drain

 


Dirty dumpsters leaking liquids
and trash on the ground

 


A spill going into a storm drain

 

 
Suspicious colored water and
yard waste flowing into storm drain

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