The following press release is courtesy of DuPage County. The City of West Chicago is included as one of the 41 municipalities and townships working in partnership with DuPage County to meet water quality goals.
Wheaton, IL – DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently accepting input on their Countywide Water Quality Program. Comments will be accepted through February 28, 2021.
The Countywide Water Quality Program includes a partnership of DuPage County and 41 municipalities and townships working together to meet water quality goals. Included within this partnership, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency granted DuPage County Stormwater Management a countywide permit to meet federal water quality requirements, including:
- Public Education and Outreach on Water Quality Topics
- Public Involvement and Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls
- Post-Construction Best Management Practices for Water Quality
- Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
- Water Quality Monitoring Program
These requirements are detailed in the DuPage County Stormwater Management Program Plan, which can be found at https://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/54206/.
There will also be an informational virtual meeting to discuss the DuPage County Countywide Water Quality Program on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9:00 am. Register for the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocu-upzwpHtXqiQ4nSmKmpXewxCDOtBRf