Water 2050 Regional Plan
Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan
The final version of Water 2050: Northeastern Illinois Water Supply/Demand Plan is now available for you to download. CMAP has printed a limited quantity for implementers and stakeholders. If you fall into either category, please contact us to request a printed copy. Approved unanimously by the RWSPG for 11 counties of northeastern Illlinois, the plan is intended to ensure the availability of clean water for household,commercial, and other users through mid-century. It was commissioned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to address population and economic growth that could lead to water shortages in the region. You can also now read and/or download a 12-page summary booklet of the Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan.
CMAP would like to thank all the participants and delegates who were part of the three-year planning process. Water 2050 seeks to ensure that relatively finite water supplies will keep pace with our population that could grow as much as 38 percent by 2050. The cornerstone of the plan is a water-use conservation and efficiency strategy that can reduce a significant percentage of new water demand if the political will and other factors exist to support plan implementation.
Full-Cost Water Pricing Guidebook for Sustainable Community Water Systems
CMAP, in partnership with Illinois Indiana Sea Grant and the University of Illinois Extension, has developed an expert-reviewed manual that explores full-cost pricing as a tool for local decision makers interested in sustainably managing community water supply -- Full-Cost Water Pricing Guidebook for Sustainable Community Water Systems. To learn more about the Full Cost Pricing Program contact MSchneemann@cmap.illinois.gov or visit www.iisgcp.org/water_supply/water_rates.html.
Stormwater Utilities for Local Governments
This CMAP publication describes how local governments can use stormwater utilities to address local flooding and drainage problems. For additional information on the publication, contact Jesse Elam (email@example.com or 312-386-8688).