This Illinois Urban Manual is intended for use as a technical reference by developers, contractors, planners, engineers, government officials and others involved in inspection of soil erosion and sediment control best management practices on construction sites in Illinois. ThisĀ  manual was written and reviewed by members of the Illinois Urban Manual Technical Review
Committee (TRC) and Steering Committee (SC).

The initiative to update the IUM is a cooperative effort. The TRC and the SC are actively tasked with the revision of the manual. The SC is comprised of the following public agencies representing the entire State of Illinois: AISWCD, IEPA, Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), Illinois Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Land & Water Resources (IDA-BLWR), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), United States Army Corp of Engineers Chicago District (USACE), and United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The TRC is comprised of the above mentioned public agencies in addition to the following public and private professionals: Illinois Department of Natural Resources-Office of Water Resources (IDNR-OWR), environmental consultants and engineers.


Users may view the manual and other resources using the button below. The AISWCD hopes that this information is resourceful.