The North Branch Chicago River Watershed Workgroup (NBWW) is a voluntary, dues-paying organization with a mission to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work to improve water quality in the North Branch of the Chicago River watershed, in a cost-effective manner to meet Illinois EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements. The NBWW is committed to an approach for attaining water quality standards that focuses on stakeholder involvement, monitoring, and locally led decision-making based on sound science. Membership consists of municipalities and agencies with separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and other interested parties. For more information about the NBWW visit www.nbwwil.org.
The NBWW General Membership Quarterly Meetings will integrate the North Branch Chicago River Watershed Planning Committee (NBPC) & North Branch Watershed Consortium (NBWC). There will be a section within each quarterly meeting for NBPC and NBWC business such as ongoing and future projects that address flood mitigation, stormwater management, and green infrastructure improvements in the watershed.