Pollution Hotline

WRC Hotline
There are many ways you can help stop pollution from entering our waterways through the local storm drains by:
  • Becoming more aware of what may be causing storm water pollution in your area, through CVT newsletters, CVT and local websites and getting involved in the community.
  • Reporting to your municipal officials:
    • Any dumping of inappropriate materials (i.e. oil or antifreeze) into storm water drains.
    • Construction sites that do not have erosion or sediment controls.
    • Suspicious looking materials or discoloration of storm drains or in local streams, lakes or rivers.
  • Using good housekeeping practices with lawn care chemicals, oil, gasoline, pet wastes, etc.
  • Helping to start or participating in programs to recycle and safely dispose of used oil and household hazardous wastes and containers.
  • Telling others about pollution from storm water runoff and what they can do to help.
24-Hour Pollution Hotline
Call the Hotline at 248-858-0931

The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner has partnered with the Oakland County Department of Public Safety to offer a 24-hour pollution hotline for the reporting of potential storm drain problems. Please call this number if you witness any of the following:
  • Failing septic systems (evident by standing sewage on the ground)
  • Suspicious dumping in storm drain catch basins or waterways
  • Dead or stressed fish or animals
  • An unusual or suspicious discharge from a storm drain or in a waterway
  • Dumping of animal wastes
  • Runoff from storage piles or dumpsters
  • Construction site soil erosion entering surface waters
Please provide the following information when you call:
  • Your name and phone number (you can remain anonymous if you choose)
  • The source of pollution and what was spilled
  • Quantity of spill
  • Body of water impacted
  • When spill occurred
  • Major cross roads of spill or known address