Emergency: Call 911 For emergency spills that are large, hazardous, or may enter a waterway, immediately call 911. Emergency first responders will provide appropriate response measures and notify the applicable Champaign County Stormwater Partnership entities. Non-Emergency: If you see something that looks like an illicit discharge into a local stormwater conveyance (river, stream, ditch, storm sewer, etc.), but do not feel that this incident causes immediate danger, please contact a local government official where the discharge is occurring. Please click on one of the links below for contact information.
Pollutants include anything in the storm water that is not rainfall, snow or ice melt – petroleum products, chemicals, paints, concrete dust/washout, excessive grass clippings, dirt, etc. More pollutants in storm water equal less aquatic life (e.g. fish and plants). This also affects terrestrial wildlife that depend on the aquatic species for survival. In the end, recreational activities like hunting, fishing, swimming, and boating are impacted.
Is dirt, dust, or sediment in storm water really pollution? YES!
Here are some examples of things to report… (click on photo to see caption)