Drainage and Flood Complaint Form
2022 Stormwater Study
Stormwater & NPDES
Stormwater is water that flows over the ground surface when it rains without being absorbed by vegetation, soil, and other permeable areas. Impervious surfaces like roofs, streets, and sidewalks increase the amount of stormwater that reaches the storm drains. Runoff from roads and lawns can carry pollutants (oil and grease, pesticides, fertilizers, salt, chemicals, etc.) that go untreated, degrading streams and lowering the quality of water. In 1972, the Federal Clean Water Act created the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate pollutant discharge from pipes and ditches. For more information regarding stormwater runoff and NPDES see the following links;
Stormwater Management Program
In order to meet these control measures, the Village has created a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). Additionally, the Village files Annual Reports with the IEPA that describe work completed in the past year.