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Report a Illicit Discharge


The County staff relies on your assistance to find illicit discharges to the storm drain system. If you see a substance other than rain entering the stormwater system, please email all inquiries or call (320) 968-5051.


Please include the following information:

  • A brief description of the issue
  • The location of the discharge or connection
  • Contact information (for follow-up purposes only, all reports will remain anonymous)

How Can You Reduce Polluted Storm Water Runoff?

  • Never dump anything into a storm sewer or storm drain
  • Take used oil to your local waste oil recycling site (360 Summit Ave N)
  • Dispose of hazardous wastes properly
  • Discard pet waste in a garbage can
  • Wash vehicles in a grassed area so the spent water can soak into the ground
  • Follow proper maintenance protocol for septic systems (i.e. have your system pumped/inspected on a routine basis)
  • Inform others about the dangers and hazards of contaminating our precious water sources