The Town recently created a booklet for homeowners that can help in solving and preventing drainage issues on their property. A PDF of the document can be found here.
Reporting Illicit Discharge:
An "Illicit Discharge" is any disposal of materials not composed entirely of stormwater into a municipal storm sewer system - storm drains and inlets, pipes, and drainage ditches. Disposable of anything other than stormwater into our storm sewers is illegal. Pollutants end up in storm sewer systems in a number of ways, many from people that are unaware, and many that are easily preventable.
* Common Examples of Illicit Discharge materials:
~ Septic Tank Seepage/Illegal Sanitary Connections
~ Laundry Wastewater/Detergent
~ Improper Waste Oil Disposal/Auto Fluids Flushing
~ Home Improvement Waste (e.g. concrete, paint)
~ Pesticides and Fertilizers
~ Improper Disposal of Commercial and Industrial Hazardous Waste
~ Pool/Spa Discharge
~ Cooking Grease/Household Waste
Contact Public Works at 901-867-4980 if you observe or suspect an illicit discharge. We will inspect and if a violation is found, work with the individual/ entity to resolve the violation.