Sewer System Power Point Presentations and Videos
Information Workshop - January 12, 2015
At the Village Board meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Village conducted a workshop to discuss solutions to reduce flooding south of 47th Street. Specifically, the purpose of the workshop was to discuss the hydraulic and hydrology study completed by the Village Engineer that studied the affordability and effectiveness of flood mitigation projects south of 47th Street. The presentation included detailed information regarding the results and recommendations from the study. Staff also provided a review of the estimated cost for each alternative project. View this presentation (PDF).
Informational Workshop - September 22, 2014
On Monday, September 22, the Village conducted an informational workshop concerning the Village's sewer system.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for both the Village and residents to address flooding concerns as a result of the severe rain events which we experienced in June and August. The Village also discussed the process of identifying solutions to address flooding.
Informational Workshop - July 14, 2014
On Monday, July 14, the Village conducted an informational workshop concerning the Village's sewer system.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for both the Village and residents to address flooding concerns as a result of the two severe rain events which we experienced in June.
A presentation was provided to residents which explained how the Village's sewer system operates, how flooding can be reduced and steps the Village is taking to address flooding.
The Village is focusing on three primary areas to address flooding concerns which include operational issues and long-range planning.
Current action items include an assessment of the condition of the Village's primary sewer trunk lines (Cossitt and Hillgrove) and estimates of cost for any repairs. Depressions, where water may be restricted, will also be identified and restrictors will be evaluated for removal. The Village will also meet with other regional stakeholders such as the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and Cook County.
Operationally, the Village continues to meet with residents to discuss sewer systems and flood control devices, check for block/surcharged sewers, and clean catch basins as required.
In the short term (next 12 months), the Village will repair any blockages, continue to televise and clean sewers, and consider an ordinance prohibiting downspouts and sump pump connections to the sewer systems.
Finally, the Village will continue to implement its long term master sewer system plan which includes sewer lining and relief sewer installation. The evaluation and potential re-prioritization of budget priorities to advance sewer system improvements will be considered by the Village Board during the upcoming budget cycle. Regional projects that may potentially impact drainage in the Village will also continue to be evaluated.
Informational Workshop - October 18, 2010
On October 18, 2010, the Village hosted a public meeting concerning the sewer system of La Grange. The presentation included detailed information about how the Village's sewer system is configured and operates; its relationship to the Deep Tunnel; on-going system maintenance activities; findings from investigation work after the July 24, 2010, severe weather event; and planning studies and long-range capital improvements. The information provided also included a presentation from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District on topics such as the Deep Tunnel, TARP, local sewer system interface and Stickney Plant. View a PowerPoint of this presentation (PDF).
Also at the meeting, Village officials discussed private property facilities and issues including seepage, backflow and other control measures which homeowners can undertake to protect their property. These measures include preventing infiltration, sewer back-up control methods and rear yard drainage and dissipation systems. View a PowerPoint presentation (PDF) on these topics.