Sec. 14-344

Updated: 12/6/2011 02:24:11 PM

Waukesha County Ordinances
Chapter 14: Parks and Land Use 

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Sec. 14-344. Illicit Discharges

(a) Prohibitions.

1. Discharges.  Except for storm water and other discharges specifically exempted under sub. (b) below, no discharge, spilling or dumping of substances or materials shall be allowed into receiving water bodies or onto driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or other areas that drain into the storm drainage system.

2. Connections.  The construction, use, maintenance or continued existence of illicit connections to the storm drainage system is prohibited. This prohibition expressly includes, without limitation, illicit connections made prior to the adoption of this ordinance, regardless of whether the connection was permissible under law or practice applicable or prevailing at the time of connection.

(b) Exemptions. The following activities are exempt from the provisions of this section unless found to have an adverse impact on the storm water:

1. Discharges authorized by a permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

2. Discharges resulting from fire fighting activities.

3. Discharges from uncontaminated ground water, potable water source, roof drains, foundation drain and sump pump, air conditioning condensation, springs, lawn watering, individual residential car washing, water main and hydrant flushing and swimming pools if the water has been dechlorinated.

(c) Notice of Violation.  Whenever the LRD finds a violation of this section, the LRD may order compliance by written notice of violation to the responsible party.  Such notice may require without limitation:

1. The elimination of illicit connections or discharges;

2. That violating discharges, practices, or operations shall cease and desist;

3. The abatement or remediation of storm water pollution or contaminated hazards and the restoration of any affected property;

4. Any responsible party that fails to comply with a notice of violation under this section, shall be subject to further enforcement action under the provisions of sec. 14-345 below.