New Chloride Regulations on Private Industrial Facilities 

New Chloride Regulations on Private Industrial Facilities 

Recent moves by the IEPA in regard to the ILR00 General Storm Water Permit for Industrial Activities suggest that the agency will be increasing the use of its NPDES permit authority to implement storm water controls for pollutants with TMDLs or 303 (d) listings.  The ILR00 Permit covers storm water runoff from many industrial facilities […]

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Chloride Variance – Important Update for  Members Partially in the Lower Des Plaines River Watershed

Chloride Variance – Important Update for Members Partially in the Lower Des Plaines River Watershed

NPDES permit holders, including municipal, industrial, MS4s, and transportation agencies, that discharge to the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) and the Lower Des Plaines River watersheds are seeking a time-limited water quality standard (TLWQS) for chlorides from the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB). This is more commonly referred to as the Chloride Variance.  If approved […]

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Fox Valley Park District Reduces Salt Usage by 40%

Fox Valley Park District Reduces Salt Usage by 40%

Written by DRSCW member Jim Schmidt, West Maintenance Supervisor, Fox Valley Park District, for the Winter 2019 DRSCW Newsletter   After attending the DRSCW deicing workshops in 2015, the Fox Valley Park District staff was inspired to launch an initiative to reduce the amount of salt they used to safely maintain access to their facilities during winter […]

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Alternative Cutting Edges

Alternative Cutting Edges

Written by DRSCW member Scott Weber, Streets and Forestry Supervisor, Village of Hanover Park, for the Winter 2019 DRSCW Newsletter Snow removal has rapidly evolved during the last ten years. At Hanover Park a primary focus has been to maintain or even improve our level of service while also reducing the amount of chlorides used. Doing […]

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