Village Flood Control Projects Planned
The Village would like to thank the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago ("MWRD") for agreeing to partner with the Village on flood control. When it was determined the Village would not qualify for the “Rebuild Illinois” funds, we had flood mitigation projects put on hold.
With the design engineering already completed and the mitigation greatly needed, these projects would have been paused until they could be funded by the Village’s own Capital Improvement Fund. Since District Engineers were already engaged in projects through the Village engineers, we requested a partnership. At the MWRD Board meeting on 8/10/23, the MWRD Commissioners (shown above) voted to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with and make payment to the Village of Schiller Park for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of drainage improvements within the Village. This will help flood mitigation in residential area in the far southeast part of town (see the map above).
Thanks to their vision for this project, the contract will be awarded in the spring of 2024. The district has committed $1.5 million of the $1.9 million needed to complete this project.
The Village also designed a 1.4-million-gallon detention pond (shown below) to be built just south of Eden Cemetery. Thanks to Congressman Quigley (Shown Above), the Army Corp of Engineers were engaged to lead this project and bring it to completion. This project began in July of this year and should be completed within the next 5 months. The Army Corp is expected to spend $1.2 of the $1.6 million to finish this project. This will help with flood mitigation around the Anna Montana Water Park.