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East Skokie Drainage District

The areas served by the East Skokie Drainage District are subjected to the regulations of the Lake County Stormwater Development Ordinance (commonly referred to as the WDO).  Details or any questions concerning the WDO can often be addressed by the Engineering Department of the municipality where property is located, as most municipalities are County certified communities for purposes of enforcement of the WDO.

Lake County Stormwater Development Ordinance
Download Lake County Development Ordinance

Federal/State Regulations

In 1972, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) instituted a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program (NPDES), to regulate point source pollutants that discharge into the receiving waters of the United States. In accordance with this program and the Clean Water Act, the East Skokie Drainage District operates under an NPDES permit issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The permit outlines a schedule of monitoring requirements, best management practices and conditions designed to promote the reduction of pollutants in stormwater. The following materials provide current information concerning the District’s efforts to monitor and reduce pollutants within the stormwater drainage system operated and maintained by the District.


Current Annual Reports filed by the District:

2022 Annual Report of commissioners

Annual Facility Inspection Report for General Permit for Discharges from Small MS4s.

Download Annual Facility Inspection Report

Stormwater Management Program Plan.

Download Stormwater Management Program Plan

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

To request public documents, please submit a written request stating the specific record or document you are seeking. Requests can be mailed to Bryan R. Winter, FOIA Officer, 9 N. County Street, Suite 200, Waukegan, IL 60085 or faxed to (847) 244-0033. Requests may also be submitted via email to bwinter@fuquawinter.com. The FOIA Officer may be reached by phone at (847) 244-0770.