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Water Management Resource Guide
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  • Dec 9, 2013
Preview the contents. To address the rising cost of water and the need to conserve limited resources, the DuPage Water Commission (DWC) created a Water Conservation and Protection Program. The purpose of the WCAPP is to provide all water users in DuPage County with a consistent message about water…
Northwest Water Planning Alliance heeds World Water Day call through collaborative efforts to protect the groundwater and Fox River for future generations
  • Mar 22, 2013
Cooperative effort between municipalities and counties yielding tangible results for residents and businesses On March 22 members of the Northwest Water Planning Alliance celebrated World Water Day and the International Year of Water Cooperation, a United Nations designation, by reflecting on two…
How soon is now? The future of water reuse becomes reality at an Oak Park home
MPC Research Assistant Matt Nichols authored this post. Many people report that their best ideas come to them in the shower. In the case of Oak Park, Ill., homeowners Ana Garcia-Doyle and Jim Doyle, their great idea was the shower itself. Or more specifically, the thousands of gallons of water…
Recommendations for Integrated Water Resources Planning in Lake Zurich
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  • Jun 6, 2012
Water itself knows no political boundaries. Rivers flow from one community to another, aquifers span entire regions, rain falls where it will. Yet water resources management is inherently political. Northeastern Illinois’ 284 municipalities plan and implement many facets of water supply,…
All Systems Go: Engineering Sustainable Utility Solutions
The complete audio recording of this event is available for listening. Last week MPC hosted the third event in its infrastructure roundtable series, All Systems Go: Engineering Sustainable Utility Solutions, generously sponsored by ComEd and Peoples Gas. The event featured a top-notch panel: J.…
To gauge drinking water supply, Chicago suburbs will take part in Well Monitoring Weeks Oct. 9 to 23
  • Oct 6, 2011
Participating communities, including many members of the Northwest Water Planning Alliance, will measure water levels in deep wells to provide accurate data to Illinois State Water Survey, local and regional planners To help ensure local, regional and state planners have accurate data on how…
Growing blue: Water, economic development, and corporate stewardship
I do my best to conserve water at home. I try to be smart about actual water use—only running full loads of laundry, keeping a pitcher of water in the fridge so I don't have to wait for cold water, etc.—but I rent, so I'm not in a position to retrofit my apartment with too much in the…
Making the most of a clean(ish) river
Having gotten a bad weather forecast from the guy at my local bike shop, I spent a fair amount of time this past Sunday—however long it takes to ride a bike 40 miles during high winds, driving rain, and a foot of standing water in the street in a few places in Evanston—thinking about…
Illinois American Water environmental grants available
MPC Research Assistant Dan McDonell wrote this post. Illinois American Water (IAW), a private water supplier serving parts of the greater Chicago area, has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2011 Environmental Grant Program to improve and protect local watersheds. Created in…
Right as Rain: Advancing Safe, Sustainable Water Reuse
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  • Jan 21, 2011
Listen to this Dec. 16, 2010, recording of the MPC-Openlands roundtable, 'Right as Rain: Advancing Safe, Sustainable Water Reuse," to learn more about: water supply conservation, stormwater mitigation, and wastewater benefits of rainwater harvesting and grey water reuse, requirements for safe use…

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