Village may fine for illegal discharge into sewer

By on July 9, 2010

ELBURN—A new municipal ordinance in Elburn prohibits illicit connections and discharges into the storm sewer system and allows the village to fine violators up to $750 and require them to pay all violation abatement costs.

The Elburn Village Board approved the ordinance on Monday. The ordinance defines illicit connections as any drain or conveyance that allows non-storm-sewer water discharge to enter the storm drain system including wash water from indoor drains and sinks, sewage and processed wastewater.