This page has been created to comply with the provisions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Number ILR10, issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for storm water discharges from construction site activities, and Permit Number ILR40 for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).
Peoria County belongs to the Central Illinois Committee on NPDES (CICN), which is a collective group of local agencies working to comply with the Illinois EPA's NPDES Phase II Storm Water Regulations. Please visit the CICN Website to learn about the group and what is being done to eliminate pollution in our rivers, streams, and watersheds.
Routine Annual Monitoring
Peoria County performs routine annual visual monitoring of the Kickapoo Creek inside the urbanized area to check for pollutants that are entering the watershed. If pollutants are found, Peoria County will contact the IEPA to locate and eliminate the source of the pollution.
All construction sites that exceed 1 acre require the owner to file a Notice of Intent with the IEPA and develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the project. All current Peoria County Highway Department projects that exceed one (1) acre of disturbance are listed below with links to the Notice of Intent, SWPPP, and Erosion Control Plans for the project.