Illicit Discharge

In accordance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) PhasOnly Rain Down the Storm Drain - No Dumpinge II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit, the City of St. Augustine has regulations in place that prohibit illicit discharges into any natural outlet or stormwater system within the City.

Prohibited Discharges

  • Animal carcasses
  • Antifreeze and other automotive products
  • Any liquids in quantity or quality that are capable of causing a violation of the City’s NPDES stormwater permit
  • Chemically treated cooling water
  • Chemicals
  • Construction materialsOnly Rain Down the Drain (PDF) Opens in new window
  • Degreasers, solvents
  • Dyes
  • Laundry waste
  • Lawn clippings, leaves, branches, etc.
  • Paint
  • Pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers
  • Pet waste
  • Recreational vehicle waste
  • Sanitary sewage
  • Soaps
  • Solid waste
  • Solids in such quantities of such size capable of causing interference or obstruction to the flow of the City’s storm sewer system
  • Steam cleaning waste
  • Wash Waters
  • Petroleum products, including oil, grease and gasoline

Authorized Exemptions

  • Air conditioning condensate
  • Construction dust control
  • Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges
  • Discharges from potable water sources
  • Discharges or flows from emergency firefighting activities
  • Diverted stream flows
  • Emergency response activities
  • Flows from riparian habitat and wetlands
  • Flushing of reclaimed water lines
  • Foundation and footing drains
  • Individual residential car washing
  • Irrigation water
  • Landscape irrigation
  • Lawn watering
  • Rising ground water
  • Springs
  • Street cleaning
  • Uncontaminated ground water infiltration
  • Uncontaminated pumping ground water
  • Water main flushing

Illicit Discharge & Connection Regulation

The City’s complete Illicit Discharge and Connection regulation, can be viewed here.

Report Illegal Dumping

Email the Stormwater Division or call the Public Works Department at 904-825-1040. Be prepared to give the date of the event, location and a description of the alleged illicit discharge.