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DuPage County Stormwater Management Names Water Quality Grant Recipients

The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee voted Tuesday to approve the 2020 recipients of the County’s Water Quality Improvement Program grant. In total, the Committee selected six projects countywide, all of which aim to improve the quality of DuPage’s streams and rivers.

“We had an eclectic mix of projects submitted to us this year, all taking unique approaches to improving our local streams and rivers,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “The projects we selected to partially fund will not only improve local water quality, but also provide flood reduction benefits, economic revitalization, aesthetic enhancements and ecosystem improvements.”

In its 21st 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 eight applications this year for projects totaling nearly $22 million. The Stormwater Committee awarded $395,500 to this year’s recipients and projects, including:

  • Village of Carol Stream’s streambank stabilization;
  • Village of Clarendon Hills’ downtown green infrastructure;
  • Village of Glendale Height’s Klein Creek restoration;
  • Village of Oak Brook’s shoreline stabilization;
  • Oakwood Homeowners’ Association’s shoreline stabilization; and
  • City of Wood Dale’s stormwater detention and treatment.

For more information about the Water Quality Improvement Program and past recipients, visit https://www.dupageco.org/WQIPGrant/.

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020