Illicit Discharge

Howard County is mandated by Federal law to establish an illicit discharge program. An illicit discharge is a discharge into a municipal separate storm sewer, which is not composed entirely of stormwater. The Department of Public Work's Stormwater Management Division is responsible for managing the program.

If you see anything other than storm water flowing onto street surfaces or entering the County storm drain system, please report it immediately by calling the Howard County Stormwater Management Division, Cynthia Alden 410-313-6447 or