Water Quality Improvement Program
Since 1988, DuPage County Stormwater Management has been at the forefront of regional stormwater management. Led by the Stormwater Management Planning Committee, which is comprised of both County and municipal representatives, the program strives to reduce
overbank flooding and protect and improve the health of local waterways. Stormwater Management has a division dedicated to water quality of streams, rivers and other bodies of water throughout the County. The group is responsible for adherence to
Clean Water Act regulations, watershed planning and the Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP), which offers expertise and funding for water quality initiatives countywide. In addition to water quality programs, Stormwater Management provides watershed
planning, floodplain mapping, regulatory services and flood operation and maintenance of 17 flood control facilities throughout DuPage County.
Water Quality Improvement Program Grant
DuPage County Stormwater Management recognizes the financial burden a property owner may face undertaking a project that improves regional water quality. Stormwater Management's WQIP offers is a competitive grant that provides financial assistance to
projects providing a regional water quality benefit to local waterways. The grant funds up to 25% of eligible construction costs for water quality improvement projects. DuPage County initiated the grant program in 2000 and awarded nearly $5 million
to 88 projects to date.
How to Apply
The application deadline for the upcoming grant cycle is January 8, 2021. All of the application requirements can be found in the packet and story map linked below.
Past Awarded Projects
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