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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DuPage County Opens Public Comment Period for St. Joseph Creek Watershed Plan

The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted today to open the public comment period for the draft St. Joseph Creek Water Quality Watershed-Based Plan. The public comment period will be open from Feb. 7 through March 9.

The plan outlines projects and programs that may improve water quality throughout the St. Joseph Creek Watershed, which includes portions of Darien, Westmont, Downers Grove and Lisle, as well as unincorporated DuPage County. Once both DuPage County and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) approve the draft plan, the County, municipalities and other private and public stakeholders may apply for IEPA grant funding to carry out initiatives identified in the plan. 

DuPage County Stormwater Management will also hold a public meeting to discuss the draft watershed plan on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 3500B of the County’s Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

The draft watershed plan is available online at /EDP/Stormwater_Management/6597/. In addition, hard copies are available for review at DuPage County’s Administration Building during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Comments on the draft watershed plan must be submitted in writing by the close of business on March 9. Comments may be submitted via email to or by mail to Mary Beth Falsey, c/o Department of Stormwater Management, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.