Dotting the i’s remedying iDiC’s at the local level
Leo, Stephen M.
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Gwinnett County has implemented several Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection (IDIC) identifi-cation programs that have proven effective in identifying discharges of pollutants to stormwater drainage systems. In an effort to remedy these discharges and to comply with requirements of the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District (“MNGWPD” or “district”) the County recently adopted an Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connec-tion ordinance. However, the applicability of this ordi-nance is limited to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), which is only a small part of the complete countywide storm drainage system. This limitation, working in conjunction with other factors, has the effect of limiting the overall effectiveness of the county’s IDIC elimination program and associated enforcement activi-ties. This paper discusses the cause and effect of this problem along with a possible solution.