Upcoming Meetings:

  • General Membership – Joint Meeting with the DPR Watershed Plan: Thursday, November 16th at 1:30-3:30pm at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 2nd Floor, Libertyville, IL 60048. Agenda
  • Monitoring Committee: Thursday, December 21st at 1:00pm at the Lake County SMC Office, 500 W Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 Agenda
  • Executive Board: Thursday, December 21st at 2:30pm at the Lake County SMC Office, 500 W Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 Agenda
  • Lakes Committee: Thursday, January 25th at 10:00am at the Lake County Health Department Office, 500 W Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 Agenda

View and Download the Membership Agreement HERE

DesPlaines Watershed Map 1 with WWTP and DAF for web

The Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup (DRWW) is a voluntary, dues paying organization with a mission to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work together to improve water quality in the Des Plaines River and its tributaries in a cost effective manner to meet Illinois EPA requirements. Membership of the DRWW consists of communities, Publically Owned Treatment Works (POTWs), and other interested parties.  The Workgroup consists of Agency members represented by NPDES permit holders, Associate members which are non-permit holding organizations, and individual members.  The DRWW will monitor water quality in the river and tributaries, prioritize and implement water quality improvement projects, and secure grant funding to offset the cost.  Monitoring data will allow for a greater understanding of the water quality impairments, identify priority restoration activities, and track water quality improvements. The Workgroup is committed to an approach for attaining water quality standards that focuses on stakeholder involvement, monitoring, and locally led decision-making based on sound science.

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