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Storm Water Management
The purpose of storm water
management is to
diminish threats to public health and safety caused by
floodwaters; reduce economic losses to individuals and the community
at large; enhance broader social and economic objectives;
and promote the orderly development of land and water resources; prevent victimizations
and fraud; and to comply with the guidelines for the National Flood Insurance Program as published
by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
All new construction projects whether for a
single family home, an entire subdivision or industrial park, or shopping center
must incorporate storm water management practices. Soil erosion and sediment
control measures, storm water conveyance and detention, and special management
areas, and best management practices are reviewed for compliance with the
Village and Countywide storm water management ordinances. These two ordinances
together are one of the most stringent storm water and flood plain management
codes in the nation.
Refer to the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater
and Flood Plain Ordinance and the Village of
Addison Storm Water and Floodplain Management Ordinance for specific storm
water and flood plain management requirements when preparing an engineering site
development plan for a proposed project within the Village.
Download our Guide to
Storm Water Management brochure for some general information.
To download information on the Addison Stormwater Management Program, click here.
Flood Plain and
Flood plain is land that is
adjacent to and including a body of water where ground surface elevations are at
or below a specified flood elevation, and the floodway is the channel and that
portion of the flood plain adjacent to a stream or water course that is needed
to convey the base flood. Both the flood plain and flood way are special
management areas which require special permitting.
Development requirements for projects within
the flood plain can be found in the
DuPage County Countywide Stormwater and Flood Plain Ordinance and the
Addison Storm Water and Floodplain Management Ordinance. For additional
information, checkout the flood links on the External Links
Water Quality and Best Management Practices (BMP's)
Improving the quality of water discharged into
our ponds, streams, and creeks within the Village has taken on greater
importance because of the Federal Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge
System Phase II (NPDES PII) implementation. Because of this Federal mandate,
the Village and the County are in the process of implementing water quality
enhancing measures and expect that those measures will be required early 2008.
Download our Guide to
Protecting our Water Quality brochure for some general information.
The Village has been implementing BMP's for
some time now. Village implemented BMP's include requiring construction
entrances and silt filter fence around construction sites, installation of
french drains and drywells, and providing education and technical expertise to
contractors and homeowners.
Download our Erosion and Sediment Control for Small Sites
handout for Single
Download our Guide to Best Management Practices brochure for some general information.
IEPA General Permits and Annual Reports
2016 - 2017 NPDES Annual Report
2015 - 2016 NPDES Annual Report
2014 - 2015 NPDES Annual Report
2013 - 2014 NPDES Annual Report
2012 - 2013 NPDES Annual Report
Outside Water Quality Resources
Conservation Foundation's Native Plants
DuPage County's Publications
Storm Water BMPs
After the Storm
Quality from Urban Runoff
Storm Water Placemat Puzzle
For information regarding storm water management in the Village of Addison,
contact the Village Engineer in the Department of Community Development at