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Background Information

Phase II General Permit information for MS4s is available from the Illinois EPA.

Watershed Central from the U.S. EPA provides tools, guidance, and datasets to aide in successful watershed management.

Good Housekeeping Resources

Staff training opportunities for MS4 communities:

  • Kane County's Parking Lot and Sidewalks Deicing Workshop is coming up on Thursday, October 3. The workshop focuses on eficiently managing salt usage during snow and ice season to protect our water resources while maintaining safety. 

    Register online​ or download a KanePSDeicingRegistrationForm2019.pdf​. 
    Public works staff and private snow removal contractors are encouraged to attend.

  • Access NPDES online courses and general water training from the EPA.

  • The Center for Watershed Protection webcasts offer training opportunities for MS4 staff. Join the email list to receive notice when webcasts are hosted for free by Kane County. Email Resource Management Coordinator, Jessica Mino at to join the NPDES email list.​

Best Management Practices Information

Kane County Resources