The Village of Wilmette began work on its annual sewer lining project on Friday, Aug. 16. The Sewer Lining Phase 3 & 4 project is financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wilmette’s sewer lining program is fully funded by an IEPA loan.
The Sewer Lining Program includes the rehabilitation of 42,000 feet of sanitary and combined sewer lines. The Village’s sewer system is 60 to 100 years old and has many cracks, root intrusions and mineral deposits, which result in groundwater infiltration and inflow, sewer collapses and blockages. The benefits of sewer lining are a reduction in sewer back-ups and infrastructure that will last an additional 50 years. The Village chose this cost-effective method of repair to reduce the disruption caused by typical sewer excavation and replacement techniques.
Locations of sewer lining projects can be found on the Village’s online community portal. If you live on a street to receive sewer lining, notifications will be delivered to your home prior to the start of any work.
For additional information about this program, please contact:
Danielle Horn, PE