The Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is advertising a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to serve as Program Coordinator to the Lake County MS4 Program, Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup (DRWW) & North Branch Chicago River Watershed Workgroup (NBWW).
Lake County is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) community with six (6) departments playing an active role in Lake County’s MS4 Program. The MS4 Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of SMC, but will work with all County departments playing an active role in Lake County’s MS4 Program.
The Consultant will also work with the Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup (DRWW) and North Branch Chicago River Watershed Workgroup (NBWW) to address program tasks. The DRWW and NBWW are a consortium of publicly owned wastewater treatment works, local governments, citizen advocacy groups, and professional firms focused on improving water quality in the Des Plaines River and North Branch Chicago River watersheds. The workgroups formed in response to USEPA and IL EPA regulatory mandates and has taken a shared services approach to most efficiently and economically achieve the challenges put forth in POTW and MS4 permit requirements. Both IL EPA and USEPA have recognized the benefits of a watershed-based approach to addressing water quality issues in the Des Plaines River and North Branch Chicago River by allowing workgroup members to collaboratively use shared data to comply with their individual permit conditions.
For additional information the RFQ can be viewed here: Advertised RFQ
For more information, contact: Mike Warner at [email protected] or Ernesto Huaracha at [email protected].
The RFQ will be posted until filled.