Join us for a tour of the LEED-certified DuPage Water Commission facility:

Tues., May 7, 6:30 p.m.

DuPage Water Commission Building

600 Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst

Photo ID must be presented prior to the start of the tour.

The tour highlights how water travels from Lake Michigan to our taps, as well as the Commission’s successful efforts in water conservation.

This tour is limited to 30 people. Reservations are required, and a photo ID must be presented prior to the start of the tour in order to participate.

DuPage Water Commission is committed to being a leader in the water industry while proving that local government can operate in an efficient and environmentally sound method.

In 2010, the existing 4,500 square foot vehicle maintenance/storage facility was recycled into the LEED Silver Certified generator facility. Construction was completed by local contractors and 100%, or 11,300 tons, of construction debris was recycled and thereby diverted from landfills. The green roof installed on the generator facility reduces stormwater runoff by 30% of pre-construction conditions.

The Commission increased use of native landscaping to reduce 50% of water use, added timed sprinklers controlled with water sensors, installed a 13,000 gallon Rainwater Collection System that reduces flow into storm sewers, keeps rainwater on-site for irrigation, and added a bioswale and detention pond that naturally filters stormwater and reduces runoff.

The Commission received SCARCE’s Earth Flag and Water Quality Flag in recognition of their successful efforts to foster a safe and green environment. DWC also received the American Water Works Association – Illinois Section Water Saver Utility Award for Water Conservation Program, as well as The Conservation Foundation’s Conservation@Work certification for converting landscaping with native plants.

To make a reservation for the May 7 DuPage Water Commission tour: 630/426-9789 or