Sanitary Sewer Investigation 2020

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General Information

Engineer:  Baxter & Woodman
Field Investigative Services:  Duke’s Root Control 
Tentative Start Date:  June 2020
Completion Date:  December 2020
Project Manager:  Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II
Awarded Contract Amount:  $176,031.000
Funding Sources:  Water & Sewer Fund

Contact Information 

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740

Project Manager: Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II
Phone: (630) 620-5740

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

Project Information

Project Limits:  Area 1:  Route 53 from approximately Woodland Avenue on the north to Crescent Avenue on the south, St Charles Road from South Glenview Avenue to Illinois Route 53, Phillips Court and South Glenview Avenue. Area 2:  West Berkshire (North Main Street to North Elizabeth), Crystal Avenue (North Main Street to North Elizabeth), North Park (Crystal Avenue to Greenfield Avenue), West View Street, and Greenfield Avenue  (North Park to North Elizabeth).

Project: The scope of services includes closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection of the sanitary sewer and manholes. Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system will also be performed. Flow monitors will be installed for approximately six months to obtain the effluent flow rate. Baxter and Woodman will then prepare a report with recommendations related to maintaining and improving the sanitary sewer system.

Anticipated Project Schedule: 
Award Date:  May 21, 2020
Sewer Televising: Week of June 8th
Manhole Televising: Week of June 8th
Installation of Flow Monitors:  Week of June 29th
Smoke Testing:  Mid-July 2020
Project Report:  January/February 2021


Notify Me: A feature is known as “Notify Me” will enable residents to enroll for email and/or text notices regarding the scheduled activities of the project.  Door hanger notices within each area shall also be distributed before smoke testing occurs.

Newsletters & Notices: Residents in the project area will be notified by a mailing on the nature of the work and an approximate schedule.

6/2/20 - Newsletter #1
7/7/20 - Smoke Testing Notice
7/7/20 - Smoke Testing FAQ


Why is this project necessary? The Village’s Asset Management and Geographical Information System needs to be updated and verified, and sources of inflow and infiltration need to be reduced.  Inflow is water that enters the sanitary sewer system through improper downspout and sump pump connections.  Infiltration is ground water that enters the sewer system through leaks in the pipe.

How does this benefit the Village? The project shall determine the condition of the sanitary system, allowing staff to better plan maintenance activities and plan future improvement projects.

Will this impact traffic and parking? There may be periods when construction traffic/equipment will be present to a minor and temporary degree. Residents should exercise caution when approaching any construction traffic. On Illinois Route 53 and along St. Charles Road there may be brief temporary lane reductions allowing for staging of personnel and equipment.