In the summer of 2014 the Village again experienced multiple high intensity rain events that exceeded the limited capacity of the Village's sewer system resulting in flooded basements, streets, and rear yards. In response to the increasing frequency and intensity of rain events, the Village Board requested staff to pursue funding and engineering solutions that reduce flooding in an affordable and shorter time frame.
In September 2014, staff recommended to the Board a tiered approach to the prioritization of flooding objectives given the Village's limited resources. Based on this tiered approach, a contract with Baxter & Woodman was executed to update the hydraulic model of the area south of 47th Street to evaluate alternatives that directly address overland flooding in the depressional areas. Please click here
for a copy of the report.
At the Village Board meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Village conducted a workshop to discuss solutions to reduce flooding south of 47th Street. Specifically, the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the hydraulic and hydrology study completed by the Village Engineer that studied the affordability and effectiveness of flood mitigation projects south of 47th Street. The presentation included detailed information regarding the results and recommendations from the study. Staff also provided a review of the estimated cost for each alternative project. To view this presentation please click here