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Water Management Resource Guide

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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 conservation and provide DWC customers with the tools needed to be good stewards of our finite water supply. More information can be found at

As part of the implementation of the WCAPP, each community in DWC’s service area has a designated water conservation coordinator. This document is a compilation of the resources from a four-part workshop series that was held over the summer of 2013 to provide conservation coordinators with tools to support their conservation efforts. This workshop series and resource guide were supported through a technical assistance grant through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning  and organized by the Metropolitan Planning Council with support from MWH Global.

How to use the resource guide:

  • The table of contents for this guide is easy to navigate! Just click on the resource you want to access in the contents and it will take you directly to that section of the guide. Click on the section headers to get back to the contents.
  • The guide is organized into five sections. The first four contain resources that correspond to the four workshops (Utility Planning and Asset Management, Changing Regulations and Ordinances, Managing Indoor and Outdoor Water Use, Water Rates and Revenues). Links to the workshop presentations can be found on the section cover pages.  The fifth section includes overview documents, as well as contact information for all of the workshop presenters.
  • Only overviews of documents are included in this resource guide.  For access to the complete documents, please follow the link found on the cover page for each document.

This guide was put together as a resource for use by anyone in northeastern Illinois with questions about water management.

For more questions about the guide or other water supply management issues, contact Abby Crisostomo.

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