Illicit or illegal discharges can lead to pollutants reaching the Cache La Poudre and/or South Platte Rivers. Parameters of special concern include heavy metals, toxics, oil and grease, solvents, nutrients, pathogens, and bacteria. The objectives of the City of Greeley's Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Program include the minimization, tracking, controlling, and reporting of illicit discharges into and out of the City's stormwater drainage system, to the maximum extent practicable.
Because there is not a significant industrial presence within the Phase II permit boundary of Greeley, the primary focus of the IDDE program will be on educating the public and local businesses as to how their activities could potentially affect the quality of local receiving waters.
General objectives of the IDDE Program include:
By successfully implementing our IDDE Program, we can:
- Meet the IDDE requirements of the Water Quality Control Division's (WQCD) Stormwater Phase II Program, including quick and effective responses to illicit discharges to the City's stormwater drainage system.
- Promote proper and consistent illicit discharge detection and elimination methodologies.
- Promote cooperation regarding IDDE programs among and between all Phase II permittees.