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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Construction Site Soil Erosion & Sediment Control

DuPage County has designed a comprehensive program to address NPDES permit requirements. The Ordinance and Building Code also address these requirements. For development projects within DuPage County, environmental factors, such as erosion, shall be considered as part of any development's initial site planning process. All developments, whether a permit is required or not, shall incorporate stormwater management measures that control and manage runoff from such developments. 

Stormwater runoff can cause soil erosion and create sediment deposits that negatively impact the water quality of rivers and streams, hurting fish and wildlife. A soil erosion and sediment control plan is required as part of the building permit process for construction and redevelopment projects that clear, grade, or in any way disturb the ground surface. The purpose of this plan is to minimize erosion to prevent sediment pollution from polluting the environment. Refer to Article VII of the Ordinance for regulatory requirements.