The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Stormwater Management

A Message from the Chairman

Jim ZayWelcome to the Stormwater Management webpage. Since the inception of the DuPage County Stormwater Management program 25 years ago, the County has been at the forefront of regional stormwater planning. As Chairman of the Stormwater Management Planning Committee, I work with the County Board, Municipalities and Stormwater Management staff to ensure DuPage County is providing its residents with the highest quality stormwater management. Our goal is to mitigate the effects of urbanization on stormwater drainage, resulting in the reduction of damaging flood events and an improvement to water quality in our streams.

Each of Stormwater Management’s five program areas—Watershed Management, Floodplain Mapping, Water Quality, Regulatory Services, and Operations and Maintenance—has received prestige throughout the years for their respective work and projects, and I look forward to the continued support of specific programs in each area. For example, the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program financially supports green infrastructure projects throughout the County. Past recipients of this grant include schools, municipalities, homeowner associations, museums and park districts for projects providing a regional water quality benefit.

I encourage you to explore Stormwater Management’s ongoing regional projects and initiatives, including information on how you can become involved in preserving and enhancing our waterways. Together, we can ensure DuPage County remains a top-tier community to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for taking the time to visit Stormwater Management’s webpage, and I encourage you to stop by often for the latest news and updates. View information on current projects.

Jim Zay
Chairman, Stormwater Management Planning Committee