About the Bureau
Water pollution control and public water supply programs are consolidated
in the IEPA's Bureau of Water. These water programs have been integrated
to address the major goals of the federal Clean Water Act, the federal
Safe Drinking Water Act, and state regulations that address water pollution
and water supply issues.
The Division of Water Pollution Control works to protect
and enhance the quality of the more than 87,000 miles of rivers and streams
and more than 250,000 surface acres of inland lakes in Illinois.
The Division of Public Water Supplies works in partnership with
Illinois community water supplies to achieve the common goals of ensuring reliable
delivery of safe drinking water to all users and protecting the state's drinking
water resources from contamination.
Bureau-wide offices have been established to work on activities