The Wilmington Department of Public Works is in the process of labeling or stenciling storm drains, also known as catch basins, in an effort to help educate the general public that these drains are intended to accept stormwater only. Please keep in mind that anything dumped into a catch basin will eventually make its way to receiving waterways.
Town Bylaws prohibit the introduction of foreign materials into a drainage system. If you see anyone dumping unknown liquids or materials other than stormwater into a catch basin, please report it to the Town of Wilmington, as the material may qualify as an "Illicit Discharge" under the Town's Stormwater Permit. To learn more about Illicit Discharges, click here.