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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DuPage County Stormwater Management Names Water Quality Grant Recipients

The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted on the 2018 recipients of the County’s Water Quality Improvement Program grant today. In total, the Committee selected five projects countywide, all of which aim to improve the quality of the DuPage’s streams and rivers.

“The grant applications we received this year were for impressive projects that will provide our local communities with a multitude of benefits,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “In particular, the projects we selected will improve the quality of our waterways, reduce localized flooding and enhance public and private property.”

In its 19th year, the Water Quality Improvement Program grant awards up to 25 percent of funding for projects exhibiting a regional water quality benefit. DuPage County received 15 applications this year for projects totaling nearly $6 million. The Stormwater Committee awarded $334,934 to this year’s recipients and projects, including:

• Oak Brook Park District’s Ginger Creek restoration, dam removal and green infrastructure; 
• Village of Carol Stream’s detention basin retrofit;
• Village of Clarendon Hills permeable pavers and rain garden;
• City of Wood Dale’s Squaw Creek stabilization and restoration; and
• Glen Ellyn Park District’s permeable pavers and bioswales.

For more information about the Water Quality Improvement Program and past recipients, visit