Illinois Cities’ Mission Possible: Shield Sewer Debris

Jul 19

Illinois Cities’ Mission Possible: Shield Sewer Debris

A creative sewer project is taking place in the city of Mattoon, IL.  A new satellite facility is opening to prevent untreated sewer water from overflowing into Riley Creek. During heavy storms, this becomes an even larger issue. The new treatment facility is located along North Sixth Street approximately one mile north of Piatt Avenue. The state-of-the-art...

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The City Of Alton Presses On to Regenerate Vital Infrastructure

Jun 12

The City Of Alton Presses On to Regenerate Vital Infrastructure

For many years before Chicago and its suburbs opened treatment plants, sewage drained into the Mississippi River. A lot has changed since then and many facilities are doing more than repairing or replacing aging equipment. Many are also implementing new ammonia and phosphorus standards. The city of Alton is making these impressive upgrades, as well as increasing the...

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Chicago’s Sewer Relief, Rehabilitation and Prevention Project

Apr 12

Chicago’s Sewer Relief, Rehabilitation and Prevention Project

The City of Chicago has recently completed a project designed for the cohesiveness of the sewer system. The Cleveland Corridor Project is the largest undertaking- contained within a $32 million stormwater relief program- completed to date. The design includes the installation of a new storm sewer with a 72” main line along Cleveland Street and Monroe Street,...

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Chicago’s Sustainable Strategy for Rainwater: Eco Roofs

Jan 26

Chicago’s Sustainable Strategy for Rainwater: Eco Roofs

Chicago is in the process of implementing a sustainable practice strategy that’s seemingly becoming more and more common: green roofs. Many urban neighborhoods are realizing the potential benefits that stem from sustainable design, and are finding creative ways to demonstrate these eco-friendly structures.  The city is planning an information session- to be held...

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Progress Continues with Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitations in the Midwest

Nov 23

Progress Continues with Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitations in the Midwest

Many Midwestern cities have buckled down on preventing sewer overflows as this inconvenience can create a tall order for homeowners and those who oversee the functionality of the sewer systems. Indiana is one such state and is home to many interesting historical museums and places to sightsee. There’s even cross country skiing for the outdoor enthusiast. It also...

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