Illinois has abundant water resources, but those resources are being impaired by excessive runoff and the discharge of pollutants into our waterways.
Protect your water resources
Urban water quality Illinois has abundant water resources. Unfortunately, surface and groundwater resources in Illinois are being impaired and degraded. Many Illinois rivers, streams, and lakes are contaminated. Learn More National Pollutant Discharge Elmination System (NPDES) The NPDES stormwater program was established to address water pollution by regulating the discharge of pollutants to waterways. Learn More Wetlands Wetlands are found between areas that are always wet and areas that are always dry. They may hold standing water year-round or for only a few weeks a year but all can provide solutions for water quality issues in our communities. Learn More