The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted recently to approve the 2023 recipients of the County's Water Quality Improvement Program grant. The Committee selected nine projects countywide, all of which aim to improve the quality of DuPage's streams and rivers.
"To date, the County has provided funding for 108 water quality projects, and these grants, coupled with additional funds from local, state, and federal sources, have resulted in millions of dollars being spent to improve County waterways," said Jim Zay, Chairman of the DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee.
In its 24th 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 nine applications this year for projects totaling more than $3.5 million. The Stormwater Committee awarded more than $364,000 to this year’s recipients and projects, including:
- Glen Ellyn Park District's Churchill Park Site Improvements
- Village of Westmont's Alley Reconstruction Project - Section H
- Village of Glendale Heights' Armitage Creek Reaches 13&14 Restoration
- Village of Downers Grove's Curtiss & Glenview Water Quality Project
- Williamsport Condominium Association's Pond Shoreline Stabilization & Native Buffer
- Lake Hinsdale Village's Bank Restoration
- Village of Willowbrook's Borse Memorial Parking Lot Improvements
- Bloomingdale Alliance Church's Floodplain Restoration
- Fairfield IV Community's Riparian Buffer Zone
For more information about the Water Quality Improvement Program and past recipients, please visit the County’s website.