Landscape & Natural Resources

Illicit Discharge

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination System 

Illicit Discharge Reporting Form


What is an illicit discharge?

Generally, an illicit discharge is anything other than stormwater that makes its way into a storm drain. These discharges result in high levels of pollutants in the surrounding natural lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. At UCF, this includes Lake Claire and Lake Lee. Pollutants that end up in these water bodies significantly degrade water quality and threaten aquatic, wildlife, and human health.

The most common sources of illicit discharges are:

  • Car wash wastewater
  • Septic tank drainage
  • Fertilizers
  • Sanitary wastewater
  • Detergents in pressure washers or window washing
  • Automotive fluids (antifreeze, oil)
  • Paint or concrete washout
  • Lawn clippings
  • Pet waste












If you feel you have seen an illicit discharge, you can report it here.