Reporting Procedures

ILLEGAL DUMPING AND DISPOSAL ACTIVITY

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As residents of Greene County, we are all stakeholders and stewards of our community, each of us responsible for making an exciting, vibrant, and welcoming place to live. This can only happen when we hold accountable those that wish to tarnish this goal through illegal dumping and disposal activity down storm drains or other storm water conveyance.

What is an illicit discharge?

An illicit discharge is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as, “Any discharge into a separate storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of storm water.” Typically, illicit discharges enter a storm sewer system either through direct, illegal connections; or indirectly from failed sanitary sewer conveyances, spills collected by storm drains, or from contaminants dumped directly into a storm drain inlet.

Greene County's Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Resolution-link coming soon

If you see something, say something:

If you see odd discharges (especially during dry weather) entering a storm drain, ditch, creek, or other waterway, please let us know! Signs of an illicit discharge can include discoloration, rainbow sheen on the surface of the water, suds, odor, staining, or anything else out of the ordinary.

Who do you call?

During business hours, call the Greene County Engineer’s Office at 937-562-7500.

After hours, call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, non-emergency at (937) 562-5220.

Illegal Dumping

Although it may not appear as an obvious threat to our environment, inappropriately handled yard waste can cause big issues. When organic material is stockpiled, it begins to decompose and creates nutrient-rich compost. This is great for our gardens, but not for our water. When grass clippings and leaves are blown into the curb or piled along our ditches and waterways they can introduce excess nutrients into our streams. These excess nutrients are the food of choice for algae blooms.

Who do you call?

During business hours, call the Greene County Engineer’s Office at 937-562-7500.

After hours, call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, non-emergency at (937) 562-5220 .

ATTENTION: If you are seeing an environmental event that may lead to immediate threat to human health or the environment, CALL 911

Currently the County and the township co-permittees have not identified any of the following as significant contributors to pollution and will not address them:

    Water line flushing

    Landscape Irrigation

    Diverted stream flows

    Rising ground water

    Uncontaminated ground water infiltration

    Uncontaminated pumped ground water

    Discharges from potable water sources

    Foundation drains

     Springs

      Discharges or flows from firefighting activities


    Air conditioning condensation

    Irrigation water   

    Water from crawl space pumps

    Footing drains

    Lawn watering

    Individual residential car washing

    Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands

    Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges

    Street wash water



Residents are encouraged to contact Greene County if they witness any concerns not listed above. With your help we can keep Greene County’s water clean and fulfill our goal.