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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DuPage County Stormwater Management Opens Public Comment Period for Water Quality Watershed Plan

The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted to open the public comment period for the draft Sawmill Creek Water Quality Watershed-Based Plans. The public comment period will be open through Nov. 6.

The plans outline projects and programs that may improve water quality throughout the Sawmill Creek Watershed, which encompasses portions of Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Lemont, Willowbrook, Woodridge and 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, Oct. 26 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Darien City Hall (1702 Plainfield Road).

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 Nov. 6. 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.