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It’s Happening!

We did it! The westside Wilmette Neighborhood Storage Project is happening! Engineers are working on final designs for infrastructure that will clear runoff from almost the entire westside Wilmette, for up to a 10-year storm. What can we expect from the upgrade? The subpar westside storm sewer system …

Changing Climate = Changing Standards

At Wilmette stormwater meetings, residents often complain that stormwater projects are based on outdated standards. For example, the Option 3 Neighborhood Storage project is supposed to serve most of the westside for a “10-year storm,” but a “10-year” storm now seems to occur every couple years. I share …

Wescott Park: A Model for Wilmette

Engineers have told us repeatedly that Wescott Park in the Village of Northbrook is a model for the detention tank systems that will be installed in Wilmette, so I went to see for myself. Wescott Detention Tank Site Here’s what the detention tank looks like now in Wescott …

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