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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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Aug 18

Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is...

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Lake Zurich Begins Sewer Lining Project

May 10

Lake Zurich Begins Sewer Lining Project

The city of Lake Zurich has been given the go-ahead on long awaited sewer repairs. The 14-foot section of a sanitary sewer line collapsed nearly 7 months ago in the residential neighborhood of Long Grove.  The culprit is thought to be the amount of water flowing from the Quentin road lift station, provoking the collapse of the associated sewer line and the...

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Sewer Work Advisory for Chicago and Suburb

Feb 25

Sewer Work Advisory for Chicago and Suburb

An extensive infrastructure project on Elgin’s northeast side will rehab streets that are deteriorating, such as part of Plum Street.  Plum, St. John and adjacent side streets were largely developed in the late 1800s, with the sewer and water mains most likely dating back to the 1920s – 1940s.  Tasks that are being renovated include replacing curb and...

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The Tunnel Story Named TARP

Jan 27

The Tunnel Story Named TARP

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD’s) Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), also known as “Deep Tunnel,” is a series of deep, large diameter tunnels and vast reservoirs. The main goals of TARP are to reduce flooding and to improve water quality in nearby rivers and streams.  In the 1800s, when raw sewage in the Chicago River...

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Chicago’s Forest Preserve Opens New Trail

Dec 01

Chicago’s Forest Preserve Opens New Trail

There is a new trail in town and it’s called the Cal-Sag. The 26-mile Cal-Sag extends along the Calumet-Saganashkee Channel and Little Calumet River from Illinois Route 83 near Lemont to the Burnham Greenway near the Indiana border. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently began the process of expanding the channel.  Officials...

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