The City of Wood Dale is required to have a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for its storm sewer system under the Federal “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)” program.
The requirement for a NPDES permit for the City’s “MS4” (municipal separate stormsewer system) comes from the Federal Clean Water Act in affect since 1972. All municipalities required to have NPDES permits (10,000 population or greater) must file a Notice Of Intent (NOI) with the IEPA pledging to comply with the conditions spelled out in the IEPA’s General Permit (ILR40). The City must then file an Annual Facility Inspection Report (AFIR) every June 1st which indicates how the municipality is meeting the goals of the NPDES program.
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