Use the table below to report pollution issues within the City of Harrisonburg.
|A large spill or emergency situation||Harrisonburg Fire Department or Police:||9-1-1|
|Water pollution, illicit discharges and illicit connections||Harrisonburg Public Works:||540-434-5928, fill out the online form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Construction issues, and erosion and sediment control problems||Harrisonburg Planning & Community Development Department:||540-432-7700|
|Leaking sanitary sewer lines, manholes, and other sanitary sewer issues||Harrisonburg Public Utilities (Water/Sewer):||540-434-9959|
|Trash and Solid Waste issues||Harrisonburg Public Works:||540-434-5928|
|Unsure who to call?||Police Department's non-emergency number:||540-434-4436|
To report issues outside the City of Harrisonburg, please contact the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
What are illicit discharges and illicit connections?
An illicit discharge is an unlawful act of disposing dumping, spilling, emitting, or other discharge of any substance other than stormwater into the storm drain system; such as catch basins, yard inlet, or lakes and streams. Examples of illicit discharges:
An illicit connection is an unlawful connection which allows the discharge of non-stormwater to the storm drain system or lakes and streams via pipe or other direct connection. Examples of illicit connections:
City Code Section 7 Chapter 6 "Illicit Discharges and Connections" was adopted by City Council on June 24, 2014.