The Village of Port Barrington operates under the Watershed Development Ordinance of Lake County. Any construction within 100 feet of ponds, channels or wetlands requires a permit from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (LCSMC). Inspections are done by the Village’s Engineering firm, who is the designated Village’s Watershed Development Ordinance Enforcement Officer.
The USEPA program called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requires our Village to undertake several activities aimed at reducing water pollution via its stormwater system. These activities include public education & outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge detection & elimination, construction run-off control and “good housekeeping” practices within Village operations. Should you witness anyone dumping anything into stormsewers, detention ponds, rills, channels, or other waterways, contact the Port Barrington Police through: Lake County Sheriff at 847-549-5200, McHenry County Sheriff at 815-338-2144 or the Village Hall at 847-639-7595 immediately. For more information on the LCSMC or the NPDES and what you can do to help, contact the Village Hall. The following websites also contain useful information:
Environmental Protection Agency- Stormwater – click here
Lake County Stormwater Management Commission- click here
Best Management Practices to reduce stormwater pollutants – click here
Riparian Area Management, A Citizen’s Guide – click here
Cleaning Up Stormwater Runoff – click here
Rain Barrels are for purchase at the Village Hall. For rain barrel installation video, click here.