Stormwater Report-A-Polluter Hotline  (260) 248-5114

The City of Columbia City works very hard to stay current with State of Indiana and Federal regulations regarding Stormwater Pollution Prevention, but we need your help.  If you notice a potential Illicit Discharge into a Storm Sewer or stream, please contact the Stormwater Illicit Discharge Hotline.

Examples of a reportable instance: 

      1. Someone is observed dumping paint, used motor oil, any type of cleaner, animal waste, cooking oils/grease, insecticide/herbicide, fertilizer, etc. down any open grate or manhole located throughout our community.
      1. The erosion control at a construction site is non-existent or has failed allowing sediment to enter a waterway.  Forms of erosion control might consist of fencing, catch basin inserts, grass strips, etc.
      1. Water quality of a waterway/ditch seems to be impaired.  This could be a visual observation such as a color change – blue when the water is normally clear.  This would also include an observation of oil/petroleum products floating on the water surface.

Call: (260) 248-5114 during the hours of Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. To report a pollution issue to the state, call IDEM’s 24 hour hotline at 1-888-233-7745.

For general Storm Sewer questions please contact:

Mike Shoda, Stormwater Manager/MS-4 Operator  (260) 248-5135
Kelly Cearbaugh, Street / Sewer Superintendent  (260) 248-5131
Office of the Mayor (260) 248-5111

Report an Illicit Discharge (pollution) by completing this form or calling 260-248-5114. Please provide the following information, give as much detail as you can. Location information is critical. ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.