DuPage County Ordinance Wins IAFSM Award

The DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance was awarded the Stormwater Management Project of the Year Award at last week’s Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) Conference. 

WBK was the lead engineering firm, working with Christopher B. Burke Engineering and Michael Baker Jr., on the first comprehensive re-write of the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance since its adoption in 1992. The rewrite of the Ordinance was a collaborative effort between the consulting team, DuPage County Stormwater Division, and a Steering Committee of county and municipal staff. The process involved a review of other stormwater programs on a national scale, a survey distributed to permittees, and re-writes of all technical regulations including stormwater detention, wetlands, best management practices and floodplain management. The public was kept informed through a project website which for WBK provided the content.