Illicit discharge and spill hot line
An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge that is not stormwater, including but not limited to:
- potable water sources (water line and fire hydrant flushing, pipeline hydrostatic test water, unless the discharge is dechlorinated and volumetrically and velocity controlled to prevent re-suspension of sediments);
- discharges from lawn watering and other irrigation runoff;
- street and sidewalk wash water, water used to control dust and routine external building washdown;
- car washing activities;
- soil erosion from construction sites, including street cleaning;
- illicit connections such as sanitary sewers tied into storm sewers;
- spilling, dumping or otherwise improperly disposing of hazardous materials, pet waste, and litter.
Illicit discharge reporting system
If you see a spill on campus and it looks like it will reach a storm drain or if you observe someone dumping anything into a storm drain, please call:
- (509) 368-6699 During regular business hours (MF;8-5)
- (509) 358-7995 After regular business hours
- 911 If the spill or activity represents an immediate threat to human health or the environment
If you observe a situation on campus that could likely cause a spill or discharge in the future, please call (509) 368-6699 during regular business hours. We appreciate your help with identifying problems that may impact the WSU Spokane storm sewer system and surface waters. Calls can be made anonymously.
The WSU Stormwater Management Program is overseen by the Stormwater Committee which is comprised of representatives from EH&S, Facilities Operations, Capital Planning & Development, and Parking & Transporation Services. If you have any comments, concerns or questions please contact EH&S at: