Environmental Spills & Complaints
Storm sewers, ditches, and storm water ponds all carry contaminants from the roadways directly to our surface waters with no treatment. For this reason, no dumping is allowed. We:
- Investigate any complaint or stain indicating waste has been deposited on the street or in a gutter or storm sewer
- Work to identify the material, its source and responsible party
- Assess threats to human or environmental health
- Ensure proper remediation
To report a concern, please fill out an online report or call (608) 266-4821.
- Concrete Waste
Construction work concrete runoff is highly alkaline, requiring 10,000 gallons of rain water to neutralize one gallon of concrete waste.
- Waste Water
Discharges from outside washing, discarding of mop water, or discharging carpet cleaning waste water in the gutter.
- Used Cooking Oil
Tipped over storage drums, and improper handling or containers filled beyond capacity resulting in spills.
- Automotive Fluids
Illegally discarded motor oil/antifreeze, or leaking vehicles
Wet paint dumped in the storm sewer, or tool/brush clean-up in the gutter.
Garbage dumpsters can leak nutrient-rich liquid that fuels algae blooms and decreases available oxygen for aquatic life.
Pit dewatering without proper filtration.
- Solid Waste
Mulch, soil, garbage, deposited in the street/gutter, or improperly stored waste.
- Restaurant Hood Cleaning Waste
Results in grease and chemical degreasers discharged to the lake.