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Rockford Scanner™: City of Rockford to complete creek walks to inspect outfalls


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During the 2022 season, City of Rockford staff will be walking all creeks
and drainageways within Rockford city limits to inspect the condition of outfalls and
to check for potential illicit discharges.

Most outfalls are storm sewer pipes that drain street and parking lot runoff from rain
events into creeks and drainageways. Inspecting these are important to ensure the
City’s storm system is functioning properly.

In addition, as part of our stormwater
permit requirements with the Illinois EPA we are required to monitor the outfalls for
illegal connections and dumping.

The following creeks and drainageways will be
walked: Kent, Fuller, Keith, Spring, Madigan, Manning, Northwest Channel, Buckbee
Channel, Airport East as well as the Rock River.

Residents should be aware of the periodic presence of City staff in the area. Creeks
walks should be completed by late November depending on weather conditions



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