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Posted on June 11, 2018 at 4:01 PM by Barbara Petrucci
The City has approved a contract with Earthwerks Land Improvement &
Development Corporation to complete the next major stormwater improvement
project. The City has already completed
9 stormwater projects throughout the City since 2016 which have helped reduce
flooding for 232 homes. This project,
along with Phase I, will help another 121 homes specifically in southwest
This project will consist of the construction of a new 11.4 acre-foot
detention basin to be constructed on the City owned property located north of Christ
United Methodist Church and directly west of Jackson School. Relief storm sewer piping along Jackson
Street will be constructed to transmit overland flood waters directly into the
new basin. The detention basin will be 24
feet deep and will utilize a new pump station to slowly drain the stormwater
after the end of the storm event.
This project, in conjunction with Phase I, will provide overland flood
reduction benefits between 0.6-1.2 feet for approximately 121 homes in the
southwest side of Elmhurst. Mainly
houses located along Spring Road (between Butterfield and Jackson) and Jackson
Street (between Spring and Bryan) will be benefitted. 88 of the 121 homes will be protected from
100-year overland structural flooding once this project and the Phase II
project are completed.
The project is expected to start in early July and a public open house
will be scheduled shortly. The open
house information will be hand delivered to affected residents and information
will also be posted on the City’s stormwater website. Click on link below for Messiah Lutheran Church 100-Year Inundation Map.