Did you know?
Each American household uses an average of 94,000 gallons of water per year. We drink an average of 1 billion glasses of tap water per day. We often take this daily convenience for granted. It is in everyone's best interest to be aware of this precious resource in order to conserve and protect it from many risks.
Source Water Protection
Source water is untreated water from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers, which is used to supply private wells and public drinking water.
Preventing drinking water contamination at the source makes sense:
- good public health sense
- good economic sense
- good environmental sense
Preventing contamination of drinking water supplies is an important mission within the City of Hialeah Gardens. Do your Part!
Report Illicit Discharges
An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge to the municipal separate storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of storm water, except for discharges allowed under a NPDES permit or waters used for firefighting operations. These non-stormwater discharges occur due to illegal connections to the storm drain system from business or commercial establishments. As a result of these illicit connections, contaminated wastewater enter into storm drains or directly into local waters before receiving treatment from a wastewater treatment plant. Illicit connections may be intentional or may be unknown to the business owner and often are due to the connection of floor drains to the storm sewer system. Additional sources of illicit discharges can be failing septic systems, illegal dumping practices, and the improper disposal of sewage from recreational practices such as boating or camping.
Report Illicit Discharges to:
Hialeah Gardens Code Compliance Department at (305) 558-4114.