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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630-407-6706

Monday, January 26, 2015

DuPage County to Host Second Public Meeting to Discuss Flooding and Future Resiliency

DuPage County will hold a second public information meeting regarding the creation of an East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley Street.

“Residents and business owners who are still trying to recuperate from past floods are looking for ways to be involved in this planning process, and these meetings are a great way for them to interact with the County,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “We want to ensure everyone has a seat at the table.”

In order to better prepare local communities for future extreme weather events, DuPage County is currently creating a resiliency plan for the East Branch Watershed, which encompasses the central portion of DuPage County extending from Addison into Will County. To accomplish this, DuPage County is enlisting the support of local communities to provide information on flooding and quality of life in the area.

During the public meeting, residents and small business owners will have the opportunity to learn more about this planning process, as well as submit ideas and input that may be incorporated into the plan. In addition, an online survey is available.

“The input we received in our last meeting – ranging from green infrastructure projects to education and outreach initiatives – has really helped shape the resiliency plan,” added Chairman Zay.

To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPCResilience