Washington Area Combined Sewer Separation Project

GENERAL INFORMATION

Project Location(s):
Various (see map)
Project Status:Design
Construction Start Date:TBD
Contractor:TBD
Design Engineer:Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

OVERVIEW

The Washington Area Combined Sewer Separation Project is a large scale multi-year plan to reduce local flooding frequency and severity, and sewer backups. This project consists of the separation of combined sewers on Washington Street from Yale to Monterey, Euclid Avenue from Madison to Highland, and Yale Avenue from Madison to Park. These areas were identified by the 2015 Comprehensive Flood Plan and Storm Sewer System Analysis prepared by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

The Washington Area project has been broken up into multiple construction projects that will be bid and constructed separately over the course of several years. More detailed information on these projects can be found below.

PUBLIC NOTICE: IEPA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

IEPA LogoWork for the Washington Area Combined Sewer Separation Project is partially financed by the Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP) State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes areas throughout the Village of Villa Park. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Villa Park and the Salt Creek Watershed by reducing the inflow and infiltration (I/I) of both stormwater and debris into the sanitary sewer system, thus lessening both the frequency and severity of sewer surcharges and sewer backup. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

More information can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/grants-loans/state-revolving-fund/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Project Updates
  2. Archived Updates
Date
Description
April 15, 2022The Monterey Avenue portion of the project has been advertised for bidding. Please see the project page for updates and more information.
March 25, 2022Staff is currently working with the design engineer to finalize the plans and specifications for this project in advance of advertising the project for bidding. A loan ordinance authorizing the Village to borrow $3.4 million in IEPA loan funding for the construction of the first phase of this project, the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project (Washington to Park), has been approved and has also passed the required 30-day public comment period.
February 18, 2022The loan ordinance recently concluded the required 30-day public comment period. Staff is now working through the next steps in the IEPA loan application process.
January 14, 2022A loan ordinance authorizing the Village to borrow $3.4 million in IEPA loan funding for the construction of the first phase of this project, the Monterey Avenue Improvement Project (Washington to Park), was approved at the January 10, 2022 Village Board meeting. The loan ordinance is now under a 30-day public comment period. Staff is working through the next steps in the IEPA loan application process.
January 1, 2021Staff is working with the design engineer to finalize the IEPA loan application for the Monterey (Park to Highland) portion of the project.