Grant for Downtown Sewer Project

Grant Funding Helps Pay for Downtown Sewer Project
Posted on 04/15/2019
Aerial of Downtown

Nearly half of the $3,649,582 proposed cost of the Downtown Sewer Construction contract, being considered by the Village Board at its April 15th meeting, will be covered by a grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).

The Village is grateful to have been selected for funding assistance of up to $1.8 million from MWRD. The Village Board will vote on the funding agreement at the April 15th meeting and it will be sent on to the MWRD for ratification at its May 2 meeting.

“Qualifying for a $1.8 million grant for this project now provides the Village a great opportunity to evaluate other lower priority stormwater projects on our list,” said Village Manager Randy Recklaus. 

The Campbell/Sigwalt/Vail (Downtown) Combined Area Sewer Project is one of the highest priority projects resulting from flood studies performed in 2015. The new and upgraded sewers will provide relief from basement backups to around 250 homes in the area bounded by Ridge Avenue to the west, Wing Street to the north, Arlington Heights Road to the east and George Street to the south. The project will also address street and structure flooding on Campbell Street west of Vail Avenue.