Engineers Present Several Plans to Combat Flooding
Holmes, Erin, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer
Engineers are floating several proposals they say could stop the potential of flooding in Rolling Meadows if heavy rain happens again as it did last year.
The list of recommended fixes - including storm sewer installations and replacements, drainage improvements and, in one case, the development of a detention pond - carries an estimated price tag of more than $2.4 million.
The proposed projects are among the results of a nearly $80,000 stormwater management study initiated after city residents complained of street and home flooding, sewer backup and sump pump failure in the wake of rains in August, September and October.
The study targeted 13 specific problem areas, and the fixes will address most of those. In other cases, engineers came up with solutions but are recommending officials not spend city funds for the fixes at this time.
The $2.4 million in projects are:
- Installation of storm sewer at Emerson Street/Forest Avenue
- Replacement of storm sewer at 2601 School Dr.
- Drainage improvements at School Drive/Kimball Hill School
- Replacement of storm sewers at Wren Lane/Eagle Lane
- Storm sewer inlet improvements in the Emerson Street/Plum Tree Lane area
- Addition of storm sewers in the North Countryside area and develop of a detention pond there
Suggested improvements that are not being recommended for city funding at this time are:
- Storm sewer replacement at Chapman Court/Kirchoff Road
- Problems near DuPont Avenue and Vermont Street
- Storm sewer and drainage improvements at 5150 Old Plum Grove Road
- Anti-flooding solutions at Hicks Road north of Industrial Avenue
- Problems at Algonquin Road/Barker Avenue along creek. …