Report Polluters

ST. CLAIR COUNTY WATER QUALITY HOTLINE (810) 987-7253

The quicker we find these problems, the quicker we move toward cleaner water. Our 24-hour anonymous tipline is available 7 days a week.

  • Report sewage on the ground
  • Report illegal dumping in drains, ditches, ponds, lakes or streams
  • Report strong sewage odor
  • Learn about summertime beach closures

Be prepared to give the following information:

  • Location of the sewage (exact address if known)
  • Responsible party, if known

Examples of Illicit Discharges:

  • Failing septic systems
  • Illegal dumping of oil or grass clippings
  • Washing machine and dish washing water
  • Sanitary sewer connected to a storm drain
  • Commercial or industrial chemical discharge

MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
EMERGENCY ALERTING SYSTEM HOTLINE
800-292-4706

The PEAS 24-hour hotline should be used to report environmental pollution emergencies such as tanker accidents, pipeline breaks, and releases of reportable quantities of hazardous substances. This phone number rings into an answering service which is staffed 24 hours a day.


Photo examples of illicit discharges found in St. Clair County.

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Paint gallons dumped in Bunce Creek Photo Andrews Drain - oil dumped in road ditch in Kenockee Twp Photo Tires dumped in Angel Creek Photo
Oil dump Photo Computer monitor dumped in Bunce Creek Photo Motor oil dumped down drain along Lakeshore Photo
Leaves dumped in Baldwin Drain Photo Active dumping in Ira Twp Photo Trash in Drain Photo