Report Stormwater Pollution

Report Stormwater Pollution!
 

If you have information about pollution being dumped or discharged into the storm drainage system (aka an "illicit discharge"), which includes storm drains, ditches, swales, creeks, lakes, ponds, streets, or directly into a waterway, please call the

STORMWATER HOTLINE 

252-296-3305

 
 
When contacting us, leave as much information as possible:
 
  • Date of Incident
  • Time of Incident
  • Location*
  • Source & Type of Pollution (if known)
  • Responsible Party (if known)
  • Your Contact Info**

*We cannot take reports for violations that occur outside the City limits.
**It is helpful to have your contact information in case we need to get more information or follow up with you about the report.
 

 

 
 
Examples of what you can report:
 
  • Foam, bubbles, or a milky appearance in a ditch or waterway
  • A strange odor coming from a storm drain
  • Pouring auto fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc) or chemicals (paint, cleaners, etc) on the street or into a storm drain
  • Wastewater piped to a creek or ditch (i.e. from a washing machine, floor drain)
  • Washing equipment outdoors using chemicals
  • Sediment flowing off a construction site
  • Blowing leaves, grass clippings, or other yard debris into the street or drains.

 

Stormwater Code Enforcement 

Most common violations and how to prevent them.

Thank you for helping keep Wilson beautiful.

 

Illicit Discharge Pictures

 

Grass clippings blown into the street


Barrel exposed to stormwater and leaking oil

 


Sediment from a construction site and tipped over porti-toilet
 

 
Suspicious colored water flowing into storm drain