Engineer Recommends Green Solution
The village of Winnetka, Illinois, has begun to consider new solutions to its stormwater issues.
Engineers will study an area between two roads that extend west to the Skokie River.
Development over the decades has drastically changed the stormwater needs of the village. According to the engineers, the village needs both green and gray solutions that utilize rain gardens and barrels for small storms, as well as infrastructure for storage and pumping in the case of major storm events.
The Skokie River lies west of Winnetka, and may serve as a logical endpoint for stormwater in the area. Currently, stormwater runoff gets trapped in a levee system south of the village.