Civic Center Reservoir Rehabilitation Project

General Information

Tentative Start Date: 4/26/2021
Tentative Completion Date: 8/31/2021
Project Manager: Joseph Greiner with Suez
Contractor: Odle, Inc
Awarded Contract Amount: $351,300.00
Funding Source:  Water & Sewer Capital Reserve Fund 

Contact Information

Project Managers:

Brian Jack, Utilities Superintendent
(630) 620-5740

Luke Sharp, Water Treatment/Wastewater Pumping Supervisor
(630) 620-5740

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


How does this benefit me? Many benefits arise from maintaining concrete water tanks.  Maintenance costs are typically lower throughout the life cycle of the tank and by redoing the interior and exterior coatings every 20 years, this helps preserve the structural integrity of the tank.  The USC maintenance program is designed to protect and preserve the asset from degradation through the application and maintenance of NSF certified potable water coatings and linings.  Uncoated concrete surfaces encourage biological fouling and can lead to water quality compliance issues.  Using protective coatings on the interior of concrete storage structures protects water quality by deterring biofilm deposits and repairs all structural defects found during an inspection.  Ultimately, this renovation will ensure that the water supply continues to meet and exceed all regulations and the supply of good quality drinking water to your home or business is of the highest quality.  This facility also supplies the fire department with the water they need when firefighting emergencies arise.

Will my road be closed? No road closures are anticipated for this project.

Will my water or sewer service be affected? No interruption of service is anticipated.

Project Information

This Project Includes: The Civic Center Reservoir Facility located at 1030 South Stewart Avenue was constructed in 1981.  The site has two – 1.5 million gallon underground concrete reservoirs. The reservoirs have been inspected periodically since constructed, and various spot patching and repairs have been completed over their 40 years in service. Each reservoir holds 1.5 million gallons (MG) of water and are the main source of water for both fire suppression and consumption on the north side of Lombard. Typically, concrete water tanks are rehabilitated every 20 years in accordance with American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards and are budgeted for in the Capital Improvement Plan as a lump sum expenditure. The Utility Service Company (USC) (a subsidiary of Suez North America) concrete tank maintenance program builds on the AWWA M42 manual for steel tanks by incorporating the applicable standards and procedures for maintaining potable water storage tanks including concrete potable water storage reservoirs with all AWWA and NSF standards incorporated therein.  

Project Limits: Stewart Avenue & Holloman Drive.

Traffic Impact: Minimal