Illicit Discharge

An illicit discharge is any connection or discharge which allows non-stormwater to enter into the storm drain system. Illicit Discharge examples include:

  • Yard or plant waste dumping into a storm drain
  • Concrete washout into a storm drain
  • Sanitary sewer pipes that are connected to the storm drain system
  • Oil or grease that is dumped or flows into a storm drain
  • Washing vehicles or equipment into the storm drain system

Report Illicit Discharge
City staff relies on your assistance to find illicit discharges to the storm drain system. If you see a substance other than rain entering the stormwater system, please email all inquiries or call (507) 238-9461.

Reporting/Complaint Form

Please include the following information if calling in or emailing a report.

  • A brief description of the issue
  • The location of the discharge or connection
  • Contact information (for follow-up purposes only, all reports will remain anonymous)

Reporting at your fingertips!
You can also use the City’s 311 app to report illicit discharges. Just download the app, “Click Make a Request”, then click “Public Utilities”, then “Report an Illicit Discharge”. You can upload a photo, location, and a description of the problem.

  

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