Silver Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan
The recently completed Silver Creek Watershed-Based Plan is a water quality improvement plan sponsored by a Clean Water Act grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), for the 10.6 square mile Silver Creek watershed area. There are eight (8) major Illinois municipalities and townships within the Silver Creek watershed: Bensenville, Chicago (O’Hare Airport), Franklin Park, Leyden Township, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, and Wood Dale.
The purpose of this plan is to work with local stakeholders to develop recommendations that, upon implementation, will help restore and protect the water quality of the Silver Creek, as well as the wetlands, water features, and drainage-ways in the planning area.
The plan can be accessed at www.SilverCreekWatershed.org.