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Illicit Discharge

It violates city code to dispose of contaminates such as motor oil, chemicals, paint or household hazardous wastes into any natural or manmade drainage feature (e.g. swale, ditch, channel storm drain, drainage well, cave, sinkhole, etc.)  Illicit discharges quickly contaminate groundwater and could cause explosive conditions in the caves below Bowling Green. 

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Report any observed or suspected illicit discharges to Public Works immediately.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Investigate all reported illicit discharges within one working day. If an illicit discharge is discovered, immediate steps will be taken to stop and correct the illicit discharge. The person generating the illicit discharge will be responsible for any cost of abatement and may be subject to a notice of violation or fine.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Public Works, 1011 College St, (270) 393-3628

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