IISG’s Lawn to Lake program, in partnership with the Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA), the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), and The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) created a water conservation brochure for residents of the Northern Illinois area. This accompanies the  Lawn and Landscape Practices for Northwest Planning Alliance Communities (PDF). 
The brochure, Conserving Water Outdoors, has been unanimously approved by the NWPA Executive Committee and Advisory Committee, and will be distributed to NWPA member communities for outreach to residents about the importance of reducing outdoor water use this summer.
AmeriCorps VISTA member Kaitlyn McClain, who helped develop the brochure, offered more info about the project: 
“I have been working with partner organizations to create an NWPA outreach toolkit that includes fact sheets, presentation materials, a monthly e-newsletter, and the Outdoor Water Conservation brochure. I worked closely with IISG and CMAP to develop the water conservation message and tips highlighted in the brochure. The brochure will be distributed to the roughly 80 NWPA municipalities, can be displayed on municipal websites, and will be distributed at public places including farmers markets and libraries.

Communicating the significance of water conservation in groundwater- and river water-dependent communities is so important, and the brochure will be a great tool for the NWPA. Getting public support and buy-in is crucial to maintaining a sustainable water supply in the Fox River Valley.”

For more information about water conservation efforts and water planning resources, visit the IISG water supply page.