The Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Program manages liquid pollution and stormwater runoff. This critical work is required by State and Federal legislation.
Illicit discharges are materials like used oil, "trash juice" from dumpsters, chemicals, or other hazardous materials draining into the stormwater sewer system, either intentionally or unintentionally.
Stormwater runoff results from precipitation flowing over non-abosorbant surfaces like streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. The runoff can convey pollutants into the storm drain system and directly to our waterways.