Report an Illicit Discharge

It is illegal to release anything other than stormwater which is free of pollutants to the
maximum extent practicable into a stormwater conveyance system! Stormwater
conveyance systems include streets, curbs and gutter, storm drains, and ditches. See Non-
Stormwater Discharges below to learn about specific exemptions to these discharge

You may call the Stormwater Hotline for Cherry Hills Village to report an illicit
discharge or a potential illicit discharge. Please provide a detailed account of the incident
(i.e. date, time, location, responsible party, nature of the incident) when you call to report
an illicit discharge.

Stormwater Hotline - Please call the Code Enforcement Hotline at 303-783-2752 to
report any illicit discharge, or send an email to

Illicit Discharge example

Non-Stormwater Discharges

The following discharges are exempt from the illicit discharge prohibitions:

  1. Water line flushing and other discharges from potable water sources
  2. Irrigation and lawn watering
  3. Rising ground waters or springs
  4. Passive foundation and footing drains
  5. Water from crawl space pumps and basement pumps
  6. Air conditioning condensate
  7. Noncommercial vehicle washing
  8. Natural flows from riparian habitats and wetlands
  9. De-chlorinated swimming pool discharges
  10. Flows from fire suppression activities, including fire hydrant flows
  11. Diverted stream flows
  12. Uncontaminated ground water infiltration
  13. Uncontaminated pumped ground water