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Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE)

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Developed by the Center for Watershed Protection Exit EPA Site and Dr. Robert Pitt, University of Alabama under an EPA grant, the manual Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE): A Guidance Manual for Program Development and Technical Assistance is intended to provide support and guidance to stormwater Phase II communities developing IDDE programs. This comprehensive manual discusses all aspects of an IDDE Program including:

  • Components of an effective IDDE program
  • Auditing existing programs
  • Identifying and preventing illicit discharges
  • Field screening using the Outfall Reconnaissance Inventory (ORI)
  • Techniques to track and fix illicit discharges

An electronic copy of the guide, along with many of the tools, supporting resources, and examples of other IDDE manuals are available below.

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Last updated on February 19, 2014 12:33 PM
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