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Government

Comment period opens for DuPage County watershed plans

The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee's public comment period for the draft Kress Creek and Klein Creek Water Quality Watershed-Based Plans is open through Oct. 5, according to a news release.

The plans outline projects and programs that may improve water quality throughout both the Kress Creek and Klein Creek watersheds in the western portion of DuPage County. Once both DuPage County and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency approve the draft plans, 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 also will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft watershed plans from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in Room 3-500B of the county’s Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, the release stated.

The draft watershed plans are available online at www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/6597. Hard copies are available for review between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Administration Building.

Comments on the draft watershed plans must be submitted in writing by Oct. 5. Comments can be submitted via email to Water.Quality@dupageco.org or by mail to Mary Beth Falsey, c/o Department of Stormwater Management, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

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