March 26, 2016 09:46

Sewer Improvement Plan

A plan eight years in the making, to overhaul an aging stormwater management system that regularly floods homes across Lincolnwood, Illinois, is set to materialize this summer in a test phase.

Trustees first approved the initiative to optimize the system for a ten-year-rain event back in 2007.

An engineering firm now heading the project has designed a set of improvements to prevent stormwater from overflowing the village’s 80-year-old sewers.

The firm plans to install underground restrictors that would slow the flow of water into the village’s sewers by storing up to nine inches of stormwater on the streets for up to two hours during heavy rain events. That means streets would still flood with nearly a foot of water during those events.

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