Wilmette’s Spent $47M on Stormwater Improvements Since 1992

Village officials say the investment has paid off, as there’s been less flooding in the area east of Ridge Road.


Wilmette officials say the $47 million the village has spent on stormwater improvements since 1992 has paid off since there was considerably less flooding in the areas east of Ridge Road during the recent rainstorm, Chicago Tribune reported. 

During the April 18 flood, the more extensive street flooding was on the west side of the village and the village plans to target that area in the village’s next wave of projects, which will include a $10.7 million bond issue to fund a new pump station and more storage capacity in southwest Wilmette, according to Wilmette officials, Chicago Tribune reported. 

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