Romeoville Residential Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Apr 25, 2024

Reducing overflows and improving operation cost

Village of Romeoville

Amount Awarded: $500,000 | Project Status: Completed Fall 2024

Will County allocated $500,000 to the Village of Romeoville for a pilot project to line storm sewers, which will reduce overflows and backups.

The project, once completed, will have a significant impact for the community as a considerable volume of clean groundwater will be prevented from infiltrating into the sanitary sewer system and then being unnecessarily treated by the wastewater treatment plant. This reduction in volume will result in a reduction of the operational costs of treating this wastewater and will reduce the capacity requirements of the various components of the system.

Additionally, storage capacity of the system will be increased, allowing more untreated wastewater to be contained within the system during large rain events, thus decreasing the possibility of overflows and excursions of untreated wastewater from the system into the environment. Also, the residents directly impacted by the project will benefit from having intact and clear sanitary sewer services that should remain maintenance-free for many years.

This project will line 48 residential sewer systems. 14 of the 48 services have already been completed as of March 2024 – a 30% project completion. The project is expected to be substantially completed in September 2024 and fully complete by November.

“The Village of Romeoville was glad to receive ARPA funding for our lateral lining project. The additional funding allowed us to add the lateral lining project to the FY24 budget as part of our annual Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) program. The results of the pilot project will help the village in determining the direction it takes about future funding of similar projects.”

Chris Drey | Director of Public Works

Expanding Success

As a pilot project, this project is one that can be easily replicated in the surrounding neighborhoods which have similar infrastructure. After successful completion of this project and quantification of the benefits, future continuation of these improvements into other neighborhoods is anticipated.