The growing emphasis on point source pollution control has focused increasing attention on stormwater runoff. As a result, public works directors all over the country are now addressing the issue, some more eagerly than others. One of the most ardent clean water proponents in northern Illinois is John White, P.E., director of public works for the village of Streamwood, Ill. (population 36,500), a fast-growing suburb about 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
Albuquerque, N.M., evokes images of spectacular western panoramas, desert sunsets, and Native American culture. This natural beauty was put in jeopardy in the late 1980s. Population in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County had been growing steadily for years.