Location: The water transmission main will connect to the Evanston water system just east of the North Shore Channel at Oakton Street. The transmission main will run west on Oakton Street and then head south on Hamlin Avenue. It will continue down Hamlin Avenue, which turns into Springfield Avenue south of Lincoln Avenue, until it connects with the Village’s water reservoir near the intersection of Springfield and Arthur Avenues. – MAP
Start of Construction: Summer, 2019
Estimated Completion of Construction: Spring, 2020
Project Description: A new transmission main needs to be constructed before the Village can begin receiving water from the City of Evanston. The transmission main will run from the connection point at the Evanston border, just east of the North Shore Channel at Oakton Street and then travel down Oakton, Hamlin, and Springfield Avenues before connecting to the Village’s underground reservoirs near the intersection of Springfield and Arthur Avenues. The project will also include the replacement of 0.77 miles of distribution mains on Hamlin, Lunt, Arthur, and Springfield Avenues and resurfacing of the streets along the project route.
Learn more about the Village’s transition to a new water supplier here.
Estimated Construction Cost: $10,341,000
Funding Source: The Village will either issue a general obligation bond or secure a low interest loan through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to fund the project. The debt service will be financed by the savings generated by the lower wholesale water cost.
Project Updates: When construction commences, updates to the project will be published here.