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Completed Stormwater Projects

Winnetka Avenue Pump Station – A Cook County Forest Preserve ditch that enters the Skokie River is the main discharge point for storm sewers in western Winnetka. However, in heavy rains, river waters rise above the ditch and Winnetka’s water must be evacuated via pumping. The new pump station, completed in August 2014, increases the pumped discharge capacity by 50 percent and improves flow in existing upstream storm sewers.

Ash Street Pump Station – In September 2015, the Village finished work to completely replace the dated pump station at Ash Street and Hibbard Road. The new facility includes new, larger pumps that are sized more properly to feed the nearby discharge point.

Northeast Winnetka

Lloyd Outlet

The Village completed its first stormwater management program project in December 2013 when it separated the large Spruce Street stormwater outlet into two separate drainage areas. The project reduces flooding from Maple Street south to approximately Spruce Street.

Tower Relief Sewer

In September 2014 the Village installed a new relief sewer along Old Green Bay Road to alleviate flooding along Spruce Street east to Lake Michigan and along Tower Road east of Old Green Bay Road.

Northwest Winnetka

Delivering flood relief to Northwest Winnetka homeowners required constructing a brand new, large-diameter storm sewer system under Tower Road, Grove Street, Edgewood Lane, and Forest Glen Drive. Completed in October 2014, the project conveys stormwater to the Tower Road lagoon located on Cook County Forest Preserve property, south of Tower Road and west Heather Lane.

The project was funded in part by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). 

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