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Storm Sewer Standards

I happened to pass through the Skokie/Hibbard intersection just as they were taking down the construction cones on Wednesday. Unfortunately, due to the State of Illinois budget mess, the project got off to a late start, so we’ll have to wait till spring for project completion. Through some …

You know you’re a RainReady veteran. . .

Whether it’s one episode, or an ongoing saga of flood damage, you know you’re a RainReady veteran if… 1) You check the weather, then yell to your family, “Storm alert! Get your clothes off the basement floor before the downpour starts! “ 2) When you lose electric power …

Infiltration/Inflow

One of the big maintenance headaches for our aging Wilmette sewer systems is Infiltration/Inflow (I/I): Infiltration Groundwater seeps into cracks and joints in the sewer lines. Water enters via holes caused by tree root penetration. Water enters via manhole covers that have holes or gaps due to a …

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