Storm Water Management
The following documents are available for download:
Storm Water Management Plan
Storm Water Management Plan
Permit and Notice of Intent
2016 IEPA ILR40 Permit
Lake Zurich Notice of Intent
Lake Zurich MS4 Annual Report 2018-2019
Lake Zurich MS4 Annual Report 2017-2018
Lake Zurich MS4 Annual Report 2016-2017
Lake Zurich MS4 Annual Report 2015-2016
Lake Zurich MS4 Annual Report 2014-2015
A full explanation of the NPDES MS4 program can be found at the USEPA's website and at the IEPA's website.
- Lake County SMC http://www.lakecountyil.gov/stormwater
- Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup http://drww.org/members
- Conserve Lake County http://www.conservelakecounty.org
- Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership http://www.buffalocreekcleanwater.org
- Flint Creek Watershed Partnership http://www.flintcreekwatershed.org/
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) http://www.epa.illinois.gov
- Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) http://www.swalco.org
- EPA Climate Change https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange
- Four Seasons of Water Quality Protection
- Home Hot Spots For Water Quality
- How do Trees Benefit Our Environment
- IDDE Citizens Guide to Monitoring Storm Water
- Rain Garden Brochure The Conservation Foundation
- Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners
- Shoreline Landscaping
- USEPA The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Report Storm Water Concerns
Stormwater runoff is precipitation from rain or snowmelt that flows over the ground. As it flows, it can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and deposit them into a storm sewer system or waterbody.
Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.
Remember: Only Rain Down the Drain
To keep the stormwater leaving your home or workplace clean, follow these simple guidelines:
- Use Pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.
- Repair auto leaks.
- Dispose of household hazardous waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc.), and batteries at designated collection or recycling locations.
- Clean up after your pet.
- Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface.
- Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas.
- Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
- Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors.
- Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program.
- Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris like concrete and mortar.
- In the winter, follow package instructions when using salt and deicing materials; use them sparingly.
For concerns or questions, please contact us at: 847-540-1696 during business hours. For emergencies, please call 911.
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