NPDES Information

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

IEPA’s NPDES Stormwater Program

All municipalities in Illinois were required to have a permit for phase two of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) no later than March 10, 2003. Minimum control measures that are measurable were required to be met. They are as follows:

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Public Participation/Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Runoff ControlPost-Construction Runoff Control
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

Below are links to information that pertains to the IEPA’s NPDES Stormwater Program.

If residents have questions/comments regarding this program, please contact Public Works at (847) 540-5223.

Homeowner/Homeowners Association (HOA) Best Management Practices

Aesthetics is but one plus for properly maintained properties including single family homes and open space within a subdivision. Sustainable, watershed-friendly BMPs are another.

Simple BMPs can be applied by the homeowner or HOA for water quality, flood reduction and healthy natural resources which adds to the quality of life factor for homeowners and those living in the watershed. What can you do? Incorporate various best management practices in and around your home. For information regarding best management practices for homeowners, please click here to visit the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission website.