The Stormwater Management Plan (Plan) was adopted by the DuPage County Board in 1989. This Plan established the goals, objectives and policies for developing a successful stormwater management program. In accordance with the Plan, the DuPage County Stormwater and Floodplain Ordinance (Ordinance) was adopted in October of 1991 and went into effect in February of 1992. The Plan and the Ordinance set the foundation for the DuPage County Stormwater Management Program.
As outlined in the Plan, the six goals guiding the Stormwater Management Program are:
- Reduce the existing potential for stormwater damage to public health, safety, life and property.
- Control future increases in stormwater damage within DuPage County and in areas of adjacent counties affected by DuPage County drainage.
- Protect and enhance the quality, quantity and availability of surface and groundwater resources.
- Preserve and enhance existing aquatic and riparian environments and encourage restoration of degraded areas.
- Control sediment and erosion in and from drainage ways, developments and construction sites.
- Promote equitable, acceptable and legal measures for stormwater management.
Stormwater Management Planning Committee
The Stormwater Management Planning Committee holds public meetings the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in Conference Room 3-500B at the Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building (421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187). The Committee is comprised of 6 County Board Members from each District and 6 Municipal members from each District. For more information, please visit the Stormwater Management Planning Committee page.
Stormwater Management is comprised of staff with a diverse background in engineering, natural sciences and environmental planning. Included among our staff's tasks are regional flooding concerns, floodplain mapping, FEQ status and Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination. For questions in specific areas of responsibility, please contact us.