223 

 

Performance Measures & Results 

 

Reduced non-renewable energy use and carbon footprint - 33%  

 

Cost Savings Due to being recently implemented, cannot determine at this time  

 

Reduced reliance on the power grid - 100%  

 

Percent increase in renewable energy production - 33%  

 

Percent of total plant power demand that is generated on-site from renewable sources - 33%  

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP  

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Watershed permitting strategy for multiple facilities (e.g., active nutrient water quality trading 
under a watershed-based permit)  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

o

 

Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

o

 

Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

o

 

Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

Participation in the DRSCW involves: Holistic, integrated protection approach to manage signification 
potential sources of contaminants in the watershed that improve surface water quality and avoids 
transferring pollutants from one resource to another; Integrated programs to addresses wet weather 
issues; Systems that add value to the urban landscape with resilient, adaptable, affordable and 
environmentally sensitive water infrastructure that continues to provide basic services, but also 
enhanced recreational, aesthetic and environmental value; Evaluation of water quality trading options  

Participate in voluntary programs; DRSCW; Central States Water Environmental Association; Illinois 
Association of Wastewater Agencies; Global Water Stewardship  

Performance Measures & Results 

-

 

Reduction in wet weather impacts:  CSO Facility treats 100% of combined sewer flow  

-

 

Reduced unit costs for water quality improvements - Participation in DuPage River Salt Creek 
Workgroup (DRSCW)  

-

 

Enhanced Pollution Mitigation - Participation in DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW)  

-

 

Increased Hydrologic Stability - Participation in DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW)  

-

 

Creation or Enhancements to Wetland Areas for Natural Treatment/Storage - Participation in 
DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW)