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Lake County Stormwater Management Commission  

Our Mission

Welcome to the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission's website. SMC's mission is to coordinate the stormwater activities of over 80 local jurisdictions to improve water quality, reduce flood damages, and restore and enhance the natural drainage system. See About the Commission

Share Your Input and Ideas on Stormwater Management Issues
SMC is updating the Lake County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan and we need your input and ideas about the County's current stormwater management issues and needs. We’ve already conducted a number of public outreach and stakeholder meetings, but still have several stakeholder meetings remaining:
Townships  Tues., Sept. 8        2:00 p.m.        Libertyville*
 Drainage Districts        Tues., Sept. 8 2:00 p.m. Libertyville*
 Municipal Staff Wed., Sept. 9 2:00 p.m. Libertyville*
 Municipal Staff Wed., Sept. 9 6:30 p.m. Libertyville*
 Consultants Tues., Sept. 15 6:30 p.m. Libertyville*
 County Staff  Wed., Sept. 30 1:00 p.m. Libertyville**
Lake Co. Central Permit Facility* 
Lake Co. Division of Transportation **

If you weren’t able to make one of our public outreach meetings, or won’t be able to make one of the upcoming stakeholder meetings, you may also complete a survey to provide us with your input, ideas, and information. Two surveys have been created – a public survey, which seeks information on the stormwater management issues facing residents, businesses, and others not directly involved in local stormwater management efforts – and a local program survey, which seeks information from Lake County’s various public entities – municipalities, drainage districts, townships, etc. – on their stormwater management efforts and on the stormwater management issues they are dealing with. Both surveys are available on the project webpage. See the project webpage for more information. 


Offices closed on September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday

Now accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Stormwater Awards

Registration underway for Oct. 6 (roads) & 7 (parking lots, sidewalks) deicing workshops

Join us to help clean up the Des Plaines River on Sept. 12

Pond management workshop in Woodstock Sept. 10

MAC meeting Sept. 23 

Request for proposals for '16 WMB cost-share grant program

About the Wetland Restoration and Preservation Plan

Bull Creek-Bull's Brook June e-news 

Grant funding opportunities

Miss the sale? Rain barrels, compost bins in stock  

All things that make Lake County special   

Proposed WDO amendments for efficiency purposes

Please call us at 847.377.7700 if you do not see the information you are looking for on the website

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Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan Update Process

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