Electrical Improvements

Construction of the Electrical Improvements Upgrade Project to the Wilmette Water Plant in Wilmette, IL was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project consists of constructing a new generator building and an addition to the Water Plant; furnishing and installing new generators, switchgear, and Motor Control Centers (MCCs); integration with the existing SCADA and HVAC systems, as well as the relocation of an 8 inch cast iron sanitary forced main. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Wilmette, Glenview, Kenilworth, Golf, and customers serviced by American Water in Prospect Heights by improving the reliability of the electrical infrastructure and backup power at the Wilmette Water Plant. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.