Central Pressure Adjusting Station Improvement

General Information

This project involves two contracts. The first is the demolition of the Central Reservoir and the Pressure Adjusting Station.

Start Date: August 6, 2018
Tentative Completion Date: Mid-Sept 2018
Project Manager: Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer
Contractor: Omega III, LLC
Awarded Contract Amount: $107,750.50
Funding Sources: Water & Sewer Fund

The second contract is for the construction of a new Pressure Adjusting Station and Parking Lot.

Start Date: Early October 2018
Tentative Completion Date: Summer 2019
Project Manager: Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer
Contractor: Joseph J. Henderson & Son, Inc. of Gurnee IL
Awarded Contract Amount: $2,093,000.00
Funding Sources: Water & Sewer Fund

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Project Manager: Ray Schwab
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: schwabr@villageoflombard.org

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
Phone: (630) 873-4400


Notify Me: Residents and business owners within construction areas are encouraged to sign up for Notify Me to receive timely updates regarding construction your area.

Newsletters & Notices: One initial notice will be mailed to local residents/businesses and also provided to commuters regarding the scope, construction, anticipated schedule and alternate commuter parking options. Any further notices will normally be provided by Notify Me.

 8/1/18 - No Parking Notice 

7/26/19 - Commuter Notice


Why is this project necessary? The water reservoir at 50 East St. Charles Road has exceeded its service life. The future replacement water storage facility will provide a more efficient and responsive water supply network, allowing the Village to continue meeting all IEPA and Village standards into the future.

How does this benefit the Village? The benefits of the project will be an improved and more resilient water distribution network regarding fire flow, water pressure and water quality. Other benefits will be additional commuter parking and a message board to inform all travelers in the St. Charles corridor of various Village events and important notices.

Will this impact traffic and parking? There may be short-term lane reductions on St. Charles Road, as work progress and construction equipment and materials enter and leave the site. However, the primary impact will be limited to commuter parking, which will be relocated within the downtown area. 

Project Information

Project Limits: 20/50 East St. Charles Road

This project includes: Demolition of the 600,000 gallon concrete tank and the associated pump station facility that was built in 1935. The second part of the project will include a new pressure adjusting station, water testing laboratory, vehicle and equipment storage. The project also includes the reconstruction of the commuter/shopper parking lot with additional spaces, new lighting and a message board. 

Construction Updates

8-7-19 Picture

8/7/19 - Starting Monday, August 12th, the quarterly parking (spots 359-389) and “shopper” lot” (2 hour or less parking spots) will re-open. Fourteen “daily fee” commuter parking spots (390-403), located in the northwest portion of the parking lot will be available. For the remainder of August, tradesmen will still be working inside of the new building. Be aware of their on-site presence.

7/31/19 - The southbound lane of Main Street and westbound lane of St. Charles Road will be closed on August 1 to construct pavement patches, although both roads will remain open throughout.  The shopper lot (2 hour or less parking) will be closed August 1-6 to complete the final asphalt surface, striping and landscaping. The commuter lot is anticipated to reopen August 12th.

7/22/19 - The first layer of asphalt has been placed in the parking lot, the street lights are operational and work continues in the building. The islands will be landscaped with “native” plantings on Wednesday. Weather permitting, roadway patches on Main Street and St. Charles Road will be completed next week. Once the surface layer of asphalt is done, as well as, striping, installation of the light fixtures and some additional work inside the building, the lot will reopen to commuters. 

7/3/19 - The parking lot and Village facility are nearing completion. Underground utility work is done, light poles have been erected and the parking lot is being prepared to be paved. The paving is anticipated to be completed in the next two weeks.  An announcement will be made when a specific date for the reopening of the commuter parking lot is determined. 

4/26/19 - The new Pressure Adjusting Station at 20 East St. Charles Road is progressing and water main work is nearly complete.  On Tuesday and Wednesday of next week ( April 30th  & May 1st) ) north bound traffic on Main Street will experience lane reductions between St. Charles Road and Grove Street.  On Thursday (May 2nd),south bound traffic will experience a lane reduction in the same vicinity.  Expect some delay. The lane reductions are to allow for connections and modifications to the water main located in the 100 north block of Main Street. 

4/12/19 -  Over the next two weeks, a new water main will be installed in the alley between the buildings at 9-17 N. Main and 23 N. Main. The alley will only be open to traffic during evenings. Avoid the alley by parking in the shopper lot on St. Charles or on the streets.

A necessary water shut off will occur for approximately two hours when the water main is ready to be connected. Additional prior notice will be provided to the effected buildings at 9-17, 23 and 33 N. Main Street.

4/8/19 - Work is progressing with masonry and utility work. Starting Tuesday and lasting a few days, the contractor will connect to the sanitary sewer in the street. Traffic will remain open in both directions via flaggers. This new facility replaces the former 84-yr old underground reservoir and pump station.

1/11/19 - Progress continues on the new commuter parking lot and water pressure adjusting station. The building foundation and floor slab are complete and masonry work is expected to start next week. The new facility will include water pressure adjusting equipment, a new water testing lab and storage for Public Works and the Fire Department. Some onsite underground utility work has also been completed. Once the facility reopens this summer, additional commuter parking will be available on-site where the old underground water storage tank used to stand.

11/5/18 - The contractor will start work on Wednesday November 7th. Initial work will include removing the “shopper lot” pavement, installing storm sewer, and preparing the stone base for curb and gutter in the western portion of the parking lot.

10/22/18 - The temporary fence that will secure the project site will be installed tomorrow morning (10/23).  Materials will then begin to be delivered, with construction anticipated to resume in November.

9/7/18 - The demolition of the downtown water reservoir and the associated building (pressure adjusting station/water testing facility) on East St. Charles Road (just west of the Fire Station) has been completed.