Reporting Illicit Discharges

Did you see something going down the storm sewer? The Village’s storm sewer collection system is designed to catch rain water and direct it downstream to open ponds, lakes and streams. Without the presence of rain, water flowing from stormwater outfalls may be an indicator of an “Illicit Discharge” Some key things to look for are soap suds or foam, discolored water, odors, chemicals, oily sheen, stained water or other unnatural debris around storm sewer structures or in ponds or waterways.

To report a suspected illicit discharge, please immediately contact the Utilities Division at 630-671-5830. After hours contact Police Dispatch at 603-458-4042.