Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
An illicit discharge is defined by the U.S. 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 conveyance systems, spills collected by storm drains, or from contaminants dumped directly into a storm drain inlet.
If you witness an illicit discharge, or have cause for concern, please contact the Ohio EPA's Spill Hotline at: 1-800-282-9378
Wood County's Illicit Discharge Regulation
Wood County now has a county-wide illicit discharge regulation.
What You Can Do
Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS / Septic Systems)
With our Home Sewage Treatment System application you can search and view the HSTS that are extant throughout Wood County. This application is intended for reference use only.
The Home Sewage Treatment System application utilizes ArcGIS Online which works best with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 or greater (there is limited support with Internet Explorer 8), and the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.