Combined Sewer Separation

Project Updates



Posted Date
Description 
 September 23, 2016 The proposed storm water and combined sewer separation rates will be considered for second reading by the Village Board for first readying on 09/26/2016. Village staff has responded to questions regarding prior special assessments.
 September 16, 2016 The proposed storm water and sewer separation rates were presented to the Village Board for first reading on 09/12/2016. Village staff is proceeding to negotiate a design contract for the CDBG-DR grant funded combined sewer separation project on North Biermann.
 August 26, 2016 A higher fixed rate for non-residential properties is also under consideration.
 August 19, 2016 Staff is expecting an updated planning level cost estimate from the consultant.The rate study consultant will perform an analysis to determine if the proposed $9.00 fixed monthly rates supplemented by sales tax revenue could fully fund the unfunded combined sewer separation and storm water elements in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
August 12, 2016  Staff has requested an updated planning level cost estimate from the consultant. IEPA has indicated that sales tax revenue could be used as a dedicated source of revenue to repay future low interest loans.
 July 29, 2016 A discussion of road projects that included combined sewer separation was included in the 07/25/2016 presentation. Staff indicated that these types of projects should be high priority.
 July 22, 2016 A discussion of road projects that include combined sewer separation will be included in the 07/25/2016 presentation at the Village Board meeting..
 June 15, 2016 A funding source for road projects with combined sewer separation elements needs to be identified for these projects to move forward. Staff will present a breakdown of unfunded project elements at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.
 June 10, 2016 A contract for design of the Astor Court/Myrtle/Central Project has been executed. A kickoff meeting was held last week.
 May 27, 2016 Contract for design of the Astor Court/Myrtle/Central Project, which includes combined sewer separation in addition to the road improvements, was approved by the Village Board. A kickoff meeting has been scheduled.
 May 13, 2016 A progress meeting was held on 05/10/2016 to discuss routing of the proposed storm sewers and identify potential utility conflicts. It is anticipated that the project could achieve a minimum of 80% separation in the 100 Acre study area, although we are optimistic that higher levels can be achieved.
 May 6, 2016 There has been one progress meeting with Burke Engineering. A second progress meeting is scheduled for 05/10/2016. Although there are multiple conflicting utilities, it appears that it would be physically possible to install a new storm sewer in the corridor. Coordination with the Green Infrastructure Project (Conservation Design Forum) will be required.

Recommendations for combined sewer separation are tentatively scheduled for presentation at the 05/23/2016 Village Board meeting.
 April 29, 2016 Portions of the presentation of water and sewer rate study update to the Village Board will be delayed until completion of the water audit. Recommendations for combined sewer separation, flood control funding, and IEPA loan funded projects may be presented ahead of time as they are not dependent on water usage.
 April 15, 2016 The presentation of water and sewer rate study update to the Village Board will be delayed until the schedule for completion of the water audit is determined.
 April 1, 2016 The water and sewer rate study update will be presented to the Village Board in April. Recommendations for combined sewer separation and flood control funding will be included.
 March 25, 2016 A meeting was held on 03/22/2016 with CBBEL to discuss separation of the Washington Corridor.
 February 26, 2016 The Washington Corridor combined sewer separation study is ongoing.The Village expects to receive CDBG-DR funds for one property purchase, one combined sewer separation project, and the Washington Corridor Green Infrastructure. County staff will be visiting the property proposed for purchase.
 February 19, 2016
  • Field work for the Washington Corridor combined sewer separation study is nearly completed.  Mr. O’Connor, the resident on South Euclid, has been notified of the County’s intent use CDBG-DR funds to purchase his property. His son will be attending a County open house to express support for the project.
  • The residents on North Biermann have been notified by mail of the County’s intent to fund a combined sewer separation project on their street.
  • Design of several combined sewer separation projects is included in budget requests for FY16/17.  The rate study will identify funding needed for construction.
  • The kick-off meeting for the Washington Area Flood Study (Burke Engineering) included a discussion of storm sewer routing, possible conflicts, and coordination with the green infrastructure project.  Field work will be conducted as weather permits.
  • Village staff will be requesting a design proposal for the Astor Court/Myrtle combined sewer separation project in the near future.  The design effort will be combined with bond referendum funded road improvements.
  • Village staff has completed refining the cost estimates for combined sewer separation and submitted them for inclusion in the water/sewer rate study.
  • Based on discussions with Village staff, the proposal for Combined Sewer Separation Alternate Two has been split into two phases for timing and budgeting purposes.  It is anticipated that the first phase will be presented to the Village Board for consideration in December.
  • Village staff received a proposal from Burke Engineering for refinement of one of the proposed projects in the Burke Flood Control Study (Combined Sewer Separation Alternate Two).  The study area includes portions of Highland, Monterey, Washington, Euclid, and other streets in the combined sewer area.  The original estimate for separation of this area was $9.7 million.  This study would further refine the proposed routing and cost and coordinate with the proposed green infrastructure improvements on Washington.