An illicit discharge can be from a variety of sources, including:
Soil, grass, leaves, mulch, excess fertilizer, and other yard wastes
Soaps, detergents, solvents, paint, concrete and grease
Motor Oil, antifreeze, and other auto care items
These materials seem harmless, but they have the potential to contaminate our streams and rivers. Illicit contaminants can also be harmful to people, wildlife, and plants adversely effecting our waterways. The KPDES permit does have a list of exempt non-stormwater discharges which have been determined to not be substantial contributors of pollution:
Water line flushing and landscape irrigation
Diverted stream flows and uncontaminated groundwater infiltration and pumping
Air conditioner condensate
Water from crawlspace pumps
Individual car washing
Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges
Street wash water
Discharges from firefighting activities
The City does various activities to monitor routinely for illicit discharge. For instance, the City performs:
Dry weather screening and inspections on major outfalls
Secondary system inspections
The City works to identify evidence of illicit discharges, utility impacts, or severe erosion in a proactive manner to keep our waterways safe and functional. By understanding the source of pollutants City staff can more effectively eliminate and educate citizens on the hazards of illicit discharge.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to report an illicit discharge please call 502-875-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Works office oversees the operation of five divisions:
Streets & Floodwall
This department is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
Drainage & Engineering
The Public Works Department oversees drainage and engineering issues within the city limits.
Development plans are reviewed by this office to insure adequate drainage, roadway sight distance, traffic control, parking, etc. Permits are issued for drive approaches, street cuts, grading, and other types of work performed on city streets or in right-of-ways.
The Public Works Department is in charge of the Sidewalk Program. The City of Frankfort has taken over maintenance of the entire sidewalk in the public Right of Way.
The Public Works Department is inventorying the areas that require repair and is systematically performing the required maintenance as part of the Pavement Replacement / Repair Plan.
Any questions regarding sidewalks or to report hazardous sidewalks, contact the Public Works Department via phone at 502-352-2088.