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IDNR’s May 15th Public Hearing on proposed changes to Rules and Regulations for Water Allocati

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources – the state agency responsible for regulating  drinking water standards in Illinois –held  a public hearing on May 15th at SSMMA offices on proposed changes to the rules and regulations for the allocation of Lake Michigan water,   led by Daniel Injerd, IDNR Manager of the Lake Michigan Section.  If you missed it, the presentations slides can be downloaded above.

One of the primary concerns was reducing the levels of unaccounted-for-flow in Lake Michigan communities from 8 to 0 percent. This may be accomplished by updating or replacing aging infrastructure with low-interest Clean Water Initiative loans, said Marcia Wilhite, Chief of the Bureau of Water for the IEPA.

The purpose of this meeting was also to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to ask questions concerning the proposed rule changes and to provide comments to the IDNR.

The IDNR will continue to accept comments on the proposed rule change until May 31, 2013. Comments may be emailed to Daniel Injerd ( or James Casey ( Comments may also be mailed to the following address:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Office of Water Resources

Michael A. Bilandic Building

160 N. LaSalle St., Suite S-703

Chicago, IL 60601

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