Village consultants in 2012 recommended two potential remedies. The first, a
Greenfield Mainline Separate Sewer, would create a separate system with a new
storm sewer mainline down Greenfield for about $19.4 million, according to a village staff memo.
The second option, the proposed Greenfield Mainline Alternative, would use the existing combined pipe as a storm sewer and require installation of new sanitary lines for about $15.5 million.
The project discussed at a special Village Board meeting Monday is an estimated $13 million, and would involve installation of a new storm sewer mainline and a new sanitary sewer on Greenfield, according to the Journal.The village used funds from a referendum approved in the late 80s to install relief sewers along Washington, Lake and Thatcher streets, and later some water/sewer revenue to install sewers along Madison Street.
The village would pay for the project with a loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. To pay off the debt, voters would have to OK a property tax rate increase, according to the Journal.
The next village board meeting will be Monday, Sept. 9
Read the full Wednesday Journal story here.
Read about the project on the village website here.