Illicit Discharge - Storm Drains & the Law

Did You Know...

In the City of Titusville, it is unlawful for any person to drain or deposit onto any street, gutter, ditch, or body of water organic or inorganic matter which causes or tends to cause pollution.

It is also unlawful to drain or deposit into the City’s storm drains any organic or inorganic matter which causes or tends to cause pollution. Polluting matter includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Acids or alkalis
  • Animal carcasses
  • Antifreeze, and other automotive products
  • Chemicals
  • Construction materials
  • Degreasers, solvents
  • Laundry waste
  • Lawn clippings, leaves, branches, etc.
  • Paints
  • Pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers
  • Pet waste
  • Petroleum products, including but not limited to oil, gasoline, and grease
  • Recreational vehicle waste
  • Refuse
  • Sanitary sewage
  • Silt
  • Soaps
  • Toxic or poisonous solids or liquids

Additionally, it is also unlawful to wash any public or private streets, sidewalks or parking areas into a gutter, outlet or stormwater system, unless all visible debris and sediments have been removed prior to washing.

Violations

Violation of City Code could result in a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day any violation of any provision of the Code continues could constitute a separate offense. (Section 16-15, City of Titusville, Code of Ordinances.)

Report

To report an illicit discharge call 321-383-5798 or email the Stormwater Utility Management Division.