The purpose of the District’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) is to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the applicable MS4 located within the District to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the TPDES General Permit under the provisions of the Clean Water Act and the Texas Water Code.
Illicit discharge detection and elimination is intended to detect and address non-stormwater discharges, including illegal dumping. An illicit discharge is any discharge to a roadway with drainage ditches, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains that is not entirely composed of stormwater.
Common sources of illicit discharges include:
- Motor oil
- Fuel spills
- Chlorinated water (draining pools and spas)
- Laundry wastewaters
- Household toxics
Common exceptions to an illicit discharge include:
- Water line flushing;
- Runoff or return flow from landscape irrigation, lawn irrigation, and other irrigation utilizing potable water, groundwater, or surface water sources;
- Discharges from potable water sources;
- Diverted stream flows;
- Rising ground waters and springs;
- Uncontaminated ground water infiltration;
- Uncontaminated pumped ground water;
- Foundation and footing drains;
- Air conditioning condensation;
- Water from crawl space pumps;
- Individual residential vehicle washing;
- Flows from wetlands and riparian habitats;
- Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges;
- Street wash water excluding street sweeper wastewater;
- Discharges or flows from emergency fire-fighting activities;
- And other discharges that may be allowed under state law or state permit
More information on stormwater pollution and illicit discharges is available on the following websites:
Travis County: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/stormwater_management_program/default.asp
City of Pflugerville: http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/index.aspx?NID=1650&ART=7040&ADMIN=1
Illicit discharges in the public rights-of-way may be reported to Travis County at 512-854-9383 or 512-854-4400.
Illicit discharges from public water or sewer sources, including sanitary sewer overflows may be reported to the City of Pflugerville at 512-990-6400.