Storm water runoff from industrial sites can be a potential hazard to local water bodies. An unregulated site can be a source of harmful pollution that, if not stopped, can cause serious damage to not only the local water but to the community in connection with that water.
Depending on the industry type, and IEPA industrial storm water permit may be needed. No industry can discharge into the City of Rockford's storm system without proper permitting.
The City of Rockford performs inspections at facilities to assure industries and other commercial perperties are not discharging hazardous materials into the storm system.