An illicit discharge is any discharge to the storm water drainage system that is not just rainwater. Some examples of illicit discharges include dumping of motor vehicle fluids; industrial, commercial or household hazardous wastes; direct connections between household plumbing and storm drains, failing septic fields; unauthorized discharges of sewage, industrial waste; restaurant waste; or anything else that is not rainwater
Illicit discharges to water bodies such as streams, lakes and wetlands contribute to the degradation of our environment. Streams in Kalamazoo Township flow to the Kalamazoo River, which eventually leads to Lake Michigan.
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