Stormwater and

     Illicit Discharge

The Stormwater runoff is

 contaminant free. In reality,

 it picks up pollutants such

 as soil, animal waste, salt,

 pesticides, fertilizers, oil

 and grease, and debris

 and transports them to

 the waterways where

 they go into with no

 treatment. This is

 Stormwater pollution.

The “illicit Discharge”

 An illicit discharge is any

  discharge to a municipal

  storm sewer system that

  is not composed entirely of

  stormwater. Pollutants end up

  in storm sewer systems in a

  lot of different ways, many of

  which are easily preventable.

  In some instances, companies

  and individuals have waste

  pipes tapped into stormwater

  pipes. In other cases,

  individuals   use the storm

  drain inlets to dispose of

  various types of   waste.   Disposal of anything other than   stormwater in storm sewers is   illegal.

The Moundsville Sanitary Board is providing public notice that it currently owns and maintains four (4) combined sewer overflows that have the potential to discharge diluted sewage within the Sanitary Board Service Area. This may affect Parrs Creek  from Fostoria Avenue to the Ohio River, Middle Grave Creek from Valley Fork Park to entry of Big Grave Creek and from every point of Big Grave Creek to the Ohio River, the Ohio River and all points between during and immediately after rainfall events. Also CSO discharge points have been marked for  easy identification with a sign at the end of each pipe.   Therefore it is advised that the public should not come in contact with the overflows or within the immediate areas downstream of the CSO for at least 24 (twenty-four) hours after an overflow event due to rainfall or other circumstances. For further information on CSO, please contact our office at  (304) 845-4360.

Rain Barrels

Collecting rainwater will save you money and help the environment at the same time. You can collect a great amount of rainwater with a  simple system. This should have a great impact on your water bill.  Stormwater Benefits  rooftops, roads, parking lots, driveways, and compacted soils are impervious surfaces.  Rain Barrels reduce runoff by collecting and storing rainwater from your rooftop.  An additional 10% of impervious surface alters the natural rainfall runoff pattern and has the potential to damage sensitive ecosystems. Infiltration, allowing the water to soak into nearby soils, will  recharge groundwater supplies by using a more natural water cycle path. Rain Barrels conserve water and lower costs

(a rain barrel can save approximately 1,300  gallons of water during peak  summer months)









Wash Your Vehicle on the lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty soapy water flowing into a catch basin or stream.

Use a commercial car wash; they have devices which screen the polluted water Wastewater Plant for treatment.

Use a hose with a shutoff nozzle, you  will save money and there will be less run off

Use detergents sparingly, use biodegradable, phosphate-free detergents.