Help be the eyes and ears of the Catawba RIVERKEEPER® staff by reporting
- Sewage overflows
- Discharges exceeding allowable limits
- Unpermitted discharges
- Failure to adequately control sediment from construction sites
- Illegal clearing of buffer areas (most of the Catawba River has at least a 50 foot buffer requirement)
- Fish kills (more than one or two fish)
- Invasive aquatic species
- Other events negatively impacting the waters of the Catawba basin
Please fill out all applicable sections of the following form and click the "submit" button. If you have digital photos of the event, please attach them to the complaint form or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we encourage you to report problems directly to local, state and federal environmental officials. Catawba Riverkeeper is NOT a government agency and we do not have the same powers to enter private property and order pollution abatement measures as government enforcement agencies.
To report South Carolina spills or fish kills call 1-888-481-0125.
To report North Carolins spills or fish kills,
call your local regional office during normal business hours
Call 704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or
Call 828-296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or
Call 800-858-0368 after hours.
For more information on NC spill reporting, click here.
In addition, you should report spills and releases to federal authorities (EPA and Coast Guard) at 1-800-424-8802
Use the following link for the U.S. EPA "Report an Environmental Violation" webpage: http://www.epa.gov/tips/.
The following link has general information about reporting Environmental Violations to the U.S. EPA: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/moreinfo.html.
For, more information about reporting problems to State and U.S. EPA officials, click here.