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MWRD accepting applications for Stormwater Partnership Program

Cherry Creek East Branch flood control project in Flossmoor. Image courtesy of MWRD


Press release from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD):

Local governments urged to apply for MWRD stormwater management assistance; applications due February 14, 2020

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is inviting local government entities to apply for assistance in addressing stormwater management in 2020.

Government entities, including municipalities, townships, county agencies, park districts, school districts and other local government organizations have until Feb. 14, 2020 to apply for funding, engineering, or other MWRD assistance in addressing local flooding through the MWRD’s Stormwater Partnership Program. Applications can be found at mwrd.org/form/local-stormwater-partnership-opp.

The project types under the MWRD’s Stormwater Partnership Program include the installation of green and gray infrastructure, localized detention, upsizing critical storm sewers and culverts, pump stations and establishing drainage ways. Projects must be within the MWRD’s corporate boundaries and be intended to address structure flooding, not nuisance flooding such as rear-yard or minor street ponding issues. Projects must be designed to manage stormwater through conveyance, storage, or stream channel improvements. Elements of green infrastructure may be used but should not be the primary source of stormwater abatement, as projects that are primarily green infrastructure related can be submitted separately for consideration through MWRD’s Green Infrastructure Program. Read more.  For more information, including program guidelines, partnership responsibilities, and eligibility requirements, please visit https://mwrd.org/ and select Stormwater Partnership Program.

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