Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination

Discharges from storm sewers often include wastes and wastewater from non-storm water sources. Many of these sources are from illicit and/or inappropriate discharges and connections to the storm sewer. And many of these sources contribute pollutants to our waters that pollute the environment. So, it is important that these non-storm water sources be identified and eliminated.

The Parish of Caddo is planning and implementing the following practices:

  • Mapping the storm sewer system to allow for tracing discharges upstream
  • Development and updating the illicit discharge ordinance
  • Developing an Illicit Discharge Detection Plan
  • Conducting illicit discharge outreach education