The Rock River Basin is an area rich with breathtaking rivers, streams, hills and valleys. Our waterways are a distinctive part of our region – sustaining wildlife, recreation, business and community development. Unfortunately, they are not always treated with respect. Pollution collected from storm drains throughout the basin flows directly into our precious waterways. This untreated water from rain, runoff and snowmelt pollutes the Rock River and its tributaries.
This website is a resource for all of us in the Rock River Basin as we do our part to help reduce the polluted water that enters our river. We have tips for residents of the Rock River Basin and businesses that operate here, as well as an explanation of our basin and information on what polluted stormwater does to the Rock River. Together, we can ensure the bright future of the Rock River Basin by maintaining clean waterways.