Storm Water

Stormwater Regulation Compliance

In 1999 the USEPA enacted their Phase II Regulations regarding Stormwater Management. These rules required that communities, including Pekin, comply with the regulations by March of 2003. The majority of the requirements revolve around satisfying the six minimum control measures:

  • Public Education/Outreach
  • Public Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Stormwater Controls
  • Post Construction Stormwater Management
  • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

In mid-2001, a group of Central Illinois communities (East Peoria, Morton, Washington, Bartonville, and Pekin) got together and began working to meet the requirements together. Satisfying the six minimum control measures was very similar for all of us, resulting in a significant “economy in scale savings” to each of us by working together. Our Letter of Intent was submitted to the IEPA.