Stormwater Information

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)


As a result of amendments to the Clean Water Act in 1987, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated a program in which they assumed authority over the management of Stormwater. In 2003, the program was expanded further to include small municipalities (MS4) including the Village of Schiller Park. As set forth by the EPA, the goal of the program is to reduce the amount of pollutants in stormwater runoff. Since an informed public is important to achieving this goal the Village encourages residents to visit the Environmental Protection Agency Stormwater Website to explore what they can do to help protect our waterways. The Village also recommends visiting the Gewalt Hamilton website to view the previous years' reports. Documents relating to the MS4 program can be found in the Document Center under "Public Works" then "Stormwater Management". The "Stormwater Management Program Plan" is a large 70 page document and is not available on the website - a copy can be obtained at the Village Hall.

Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO)


The Village of Schiller Park participates in a program with the Illinois EPA and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) to monitor its Combined Sewer Overflows and provide public notification. To learn more about the governing agencies and Combined Sewer Overflows please visit the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Website.