Village of Oak Park Water Conservation Plan

For a big picture look at water conservations in the Village of Oak Park see the Water Conservation Plan. The Village partnered with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to create the plan, which focuses on water use and water supply issues. The goal, officials say, is to increase water use efficiency and promote conservation. Please note that pages 34-39 include specific recommendations for residents and businesses.  For more information on the plan, call 708.358.5778 or e-mail sustainability@oak-park.us.

Food & Water Watch Resources

Take Back the Tap Guide to Safe Tap Water

Get the Facts on Bottled Water

Water Conservation:  Every Drop Counts

Water Use It Wisely

100 Ways to Save Water

Park District of Oak Park:

Park District of Oak Park Environmental Policy:   http://www.oakparkparks.com/AboutUs/Env%20Policy%20w%20IPM%204%2022%2010%20FINAL.pdf

Park District of Oak Park Integrated Pest Management policy. http://www.oakparkparks.com/AboutUs/IPM%20policy%20final%204%2010.pdf

Park District of Oak Park Green Initiatives:   http://www.oakparkparks.com/AboutUs/GoGreen.htm

Greening Advisory Committee made up of citizen volunteers

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