Lake Zurich residents: take 10 to tell us about your water concerns

Sewer-cover.Robert-FornalLake Zurich village leaders are encouraging residents to take a short survey between now and August about household water usage and local water concerns that will inform the creation of an integrated water resources plan. For a great primer on what’s at stake for all of us who live near the Great Lakes, check out WBEZ’s Front and Center series.

Lake Zurich faces several important water management decisions, from the future source of its water supply to strategies to reduce local flooding. The village is partnering with CNT, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, University of Illinois Extension, and Metropolitan Planning Council to develop an integrated water resources plan that will address every aspect of Lake Zurich’s water, including its water supply, wastewater treatment, and storm water and flooding management.

Residents should visit between now and August 2011.

(Photo by: Robert Fornal, Flickr CC)