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Infiltration/Inflow

One of the big maintenance headaches for our aging Wilmette sewer systems is Infiltration/Inflow (I/I): Infiltration Groundwater seeps into cracks and joints in the sewer lines. Water enters via holes caused by tree root penetration. Water enters via manhole covers that have holes or gaps due to a …

The Case of the Flooded Basement

I expected to be able to snooze through last week’s Wilmette Village Board meeting, since “sewers” and “flooding” weren’t on the agenda. But midway through, I was jolted awake… A seemingly trivial agenda item (a request for a zoning variance for new construction on a teardown site) turned …

Got Questions?

Whenever I have a discussion about flooding or sewer projects in Wilmette, it seems like the conversation always ends with more questions than answers… So if you, too, have found yourself confused or frustrated, I invite you to submit your questions, rumors you’ve heard, suggestions for blog topics, …