Who do I contact to report a wastewater issue in my community?
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program regulates discharges of pollutants into rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters. Please contact your county public health department and/or your local water and sewer authority (public sewer utility) to report environmental violations and request help when, for example:
- Your backyard is flooded,
- Local land use conditions create drainage problems or flooding, or
- A septic system malfunctions.
You can locate county government contacts using the map at:
Most states are authorized to administer the NPDES program. If you have questions or concerns about a discharge to a surface water in an authorized state, please contact an NPDES coordinator listed below.
NPDES Regional and State Contacts
If you would like to report a possible violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) or an NPDES Permit, please visit the Report an Environmental Violation web site:
Report an Environmental Violation
Information about wastewater topics can be found on the NPDES web site at:
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
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