Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

To report illegal dumping into streams or storm drains call the Stormwater Hotline



The focus of the illicit discharge detection and elimination program is to detect and eliminate illicit discharges, including spills and illegal dumping. In addition, the City must identify and address significant contributors of pollutants to the MS4, implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions, and develop a storm sewer system inventory and overall map showing all outfalls and associated conveyances. The final program goal is to inform employees, businesses, and the general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste.

The City developed and adopted an ordinance to prohibit illicit discharges to the storm sewer system, which is included in the City's Stormwater Ordinance, adopted November 16, 2007. Also, GIS mapping of the existing stormwater drainage system as of 2016 is being completed, and corresponding drainage areas have been delineated and receiving streams identified. New construction after 2015 is being added to the inventory using digital "as-built" files required during the construction process. In addition the City is completing an update to the stormwater drainage inventory in 2016.The Town is also in the process of developing a stormwater outfall inspection program to detect dry weather flows and monitor system outfalls.

Stormwater Hotline

The City of Hendersonville maintains a stormwater hotline and encourages the public to report any concerns or problems they may encounter involving stormwater drainage and runoff including illegal dumping in streams and storm drains, and clogged storm drainage systems.

Phone hotline: 828-697-3013 or Email: