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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Thursday, October 27, 2016

DuPage County Stormwater Management Accepting Applications for Water Quality Grant

DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently accepting grant proposals for projects aimed at improving the quality of the County’s streams and rivers. 

In its 18th year, the Water Quality Improvement Program grant awards funding for projects exhibiting a regional water quality benefit, including restoration and green infrastructure projects.

“It’s remarkable how this program has evolved over 18 years, particularly the increase in applications in recent years,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “It’s evident that people are thinking of stormwater management in a more sustainable way, and, as a County, we’ve been proud to support these types of projects.”

Under the program, organizations and individuals may apply for reimbursement of up to 25 percent of construction and maintenance costs for portions of projects that improve water quality. DuPage County has awarded more than 50 grants in the past to projects such as permeable paver parking lots, green roofs and native vegetation.

“I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that our partners in both the public and private sectors, as well as non-profits and homeowners, pursue these projects,” added Zay. “For every bit of stormwater runoff detained, our existing flood control systems work that much better.”

The application deadline is Jan. 20, 2017. For the application guide, visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1312/.