The Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) was officially constituted by Intergovernmental Agreement on September 10, 2010. The organization represents five councils of government, including approximately 80 communities (including Aurora and Elgin) and five counties (DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry), encompassing over 1.3 million people.
The NWPA uses a cooperative planning approach to water supply planning for the NWPA sub-region. The NWPA is specifically targeted to groundwater and inland surface water-dependent communities and suppliers.
Its overarching goal is to provide a sustainable water supply for this area that is both economically and environmentally sound. Water Production Division staff actively participate on the Technical Advisory Committee.