Services offered by the SWCD of Lake County

Technical Assistance

IEPA Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections-the District has come into contract with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to perform soil erosion and sediment control (SESC) inspections on constructions sites in Lake County under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. This program will help educate developers and contractors on the requirements of NPDES regulations and improve water quality in Lake County. 

Natural Resource Inventory Reports (NRI)—they provide site-specific natural resource information for parcels undergoing annexation, subdivision, zoning change, variance, conditional use, or special use permit; the reports provide a wealth of information about the natural resources that exist on a parcel and how to plan for them.  Click here for the NRI Request Form

Geographic Information System (GIS)—map overlay created for your specific requests containing useful information such as aerial views, soil types, wetlands, floodplains etc.  Click here for the GIS Request Form

Maps—the aerial photographs date as far back as 1939 other maps available contain wetlands, floodplains, drainage tiles, topography, watersheds and soil types. 

Technical site assessments and recommendations are available upon request for individuals and groups regarding natural resource management practices. 

Soil borings—these on-site investigations provide valuable data in determining the suitability of septic systems, practicality of basements, etc.  Click here for the Soil Boring Request Form

Click here to view a list of charges for our services.

Freedom of Information Act: If you require any documentation pertaining to SWCD programs, please contact Joanne True, FOIA Officer at 847-223-1056 orMea Blauer, Alternate Officer at

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