Date(s) - 01/24/2024 - 01/31/2024
The City of Carbondale has secured $150,000 from the Delta Regional Authority to create a Comprehensive
Storm-water Master Plan in partnership with the Greater Egypt Regional Planning Commission. This plan will
increase climate resilience and decrease flooding that has negatively impacted public services and underserved
communities here in Carbondale, IL.
As a community within the Big Muddy River Watershed, Carbondale has a rich history of advocacy
surrounding the preservation and protection of our freshwater resources; ensuring we are regionally focused
when pursuing water quality initiatives.
The City of Carbondale recognizes that social and economic factors are putting our community members at
disproportionate risk as we experience more and more extreme weather events. This Comprehensive Storm-water Masterplan will help our community predict, prepare for, and adapt to increasingly volatile climate-change induced storm-water events.
The City of Carbondale Comprehensive Storm-water Master Plan will involve collaboration between community
stakeholders including, but not limited to, business owners, landowners, and the wider residents of Carbondale.
“When implemented effectively, storm-water master planning allows city staff, regional entities, and the larger
community to transform relatively “piecemeal” and grant-reliant infrastructure planning into a coordinated,
forward-thinking, and comprehensive effort. I’m looking forward to the rich public engagement that will occur
through this process. Keep an eye out for updates!” – Lauren Becker, Planner & Sustainability Coordinator
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262