Water Quality Monitoring

Greater Egypt is contracted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to coordinate the Regional Water Quality Coordinating Council (RWQCC) within the ten county region of Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Pope, Saline, and Williamson. The RWQCC serves as a public forum that reviews facility plans and domestic wastewater National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, specifically construction and operating permits of public, private, and industrial facilities. Greater Egypt is also under contract with IEPA to coordinate the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) in the southern tip of Illinois: Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson Counties. The VLMP serves as an educational program for citizens to learn about lake ecosystems, as well as a cost-effective method of gathering fundamental information on Illinois’ inland lakes.

Regional Water Quality Coordinating Council (RWOCC)

The Regional Water Quality Coordinating Council is a local advisory body to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on matters related to waste water treatment, public water supply, and the water quality impacts of mining, agriculture, industry and waste disposal. Read more >>

Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP)

In 1981, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) established the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP). The program was primarily established to gather fundamental information on Illinois inland lakes. Annually, 150-200 lakes are sampled by approximately 150 citizen volunteers statewide. Read more >>