Report-A-Polluter – The City of Vincennes

The Vincennes Water Utilities is responsible for identifying and eliminating illegal sources of pollution to the storm sewer system and local waterways. Storm sewers consist of inlets, manholes, pipes and ditches that are designed to drain runoff during rain events and lead directly to our local waterways, like the Wabash River.

Discharging anything to the storm sewer other than stormwater and a few exempted discharges, such as irrigation water and uncontaminated groundwater, is a violation of the Stormwater Ordinance Section 53.021 “Prohibited Discharges and Connections”. Common sources of pollution to storm sewers include dumping of paint, oil/fuels and other household wastes into storm drains, illegal septic system discharges and contaminated runoff from construction sites.

To report a pollution concern to the Vincennes Water Utilities, please fill out the form below or contact the Stormwater Department at 812-316-0279.

24 Hour Spill Hotline – IDEM
For emergency spills and other major pollution concerns, including hazardous material releases, fish kills or oil spills, contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) 24-Hour Spill Hotline at 317-233-7745 or toll-free at 888-233-7745 or call 911.