NPDES Stormwater Management

The NPDES permit program addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to waters of the United States. Created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act, the NPDES permit program is authorized to state governments by EPA to perform many permitting, administrative, and enforcement aspects of the program and is required by all municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) communities.

MS4 Permit Requirements

Develop a storm water management program comprised of best management practices (BMPs) and measurable goals for each of the following six minimum control measures:

  • Public education and outreach on storm water impacts
  • Public involvement and participation
  • Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Construction site storm water runoff control
  • Post construction storm water management in new development and redevelopment
  • Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations

We encourage residents of the Lake Villa Township to contact the Lake Villa Township Highway Department with any concerns or suggestion on stormwater related topics.

SMPP Big Picture

Notice of Intent

NPDES Annual Report Permit Year 17
NPDES Annual Report Permit Year 16
NPDES Annual Report Permit Year 15
NPDES Annual Report Permit Year 12

Helpful Links For A Positive Community Impact

Lake County National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II
Fox River Study Group
EPA General Storm Water Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
EPA Climate Research
Sold Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)
Wash Your Car The Right Way
The Easy Way To A Greener Healthier Yard
What is Green Infrastructure
Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Stormwater Best Practices
A Citizen’s Guide to Maintaining Stormwater Best Management Practices
Phosphorus in Lake County
What is a Watershed? – NRCS
Streambank Stabilization Manual
Stormwater Pollution Found in Your Area!
Riparian Areas Management: A Citizen’s Guide
Rain Garden-How to Manual
Living on the Water’s Edge, Countywide
Rain Barrels, Compost Bins for Sale