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Residents


Learn about Water Issues

• The U.S. Enviro​nmental Protection Agency’s water page provides information on national water issues and resources for how you can help protect water.

• Get basic water information via online tutorials from the Michigan Water Stewardship Program and a homeowner toolkit to help you become a better water steward.

• Build your scientific background on water through the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources page.

• Visit the USGS site for current water data for Illinois to view the stream and rain gage data for Kane County.

• Access plenty of useful information about watershed Best Management Practices and water conservation from the Northwest Water Planning Alliance’s Resource Center, and access the Outdoor Water Conservation Manual.

• The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant​ has a collection of useful brochures on natural lawn care pra​ctices.

•  Dupage County Environmental Division provides informational brochures on a variety of topics, including: naturalized areas, wetlands & streams, and illicit discharges.​

• Get information on septic system maintenance from the Kane County Health Department.

• Learn about rain barrels and rain gardens for your home and property.

Get Involved—Local Watershed Groups

Participate in a river cleanup, volunteer monitoring program, or educational event:

Friends of the Fox River

Fox River Study Group

Fox River Ecosystem Partnership (FREP)

Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels

The Conservation Foundation

Kane County Stormwater Brochures

Homeowner Resource Card

Be a Clean Water Champion

Swimming Pool Maintenance​​