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Wilmette $ewers: What Do the Numbers Show?

During the current discussion about Wilmette stormwater management, one point of contention is the cost. The Wilmette Village Board has discussed implementing the Option 1: Storm Sewer Improvement to reduce westside flooding. The project would install a whole new system of storm drains, as well as miles of …

You know you’re a RainReady veteran. . .

Whether it’s one episode, or an ongoing saga of flood damage, you know you’re a RainReady veteran if… 1) You check the weather, then yell to your family, “Storm alert! Get your clothes off the basement floor before the downpour starts! “ 2) When you lose electric power …

Tour the Westside Sanitary Sewer

Westside Sanitary Sewer Location: West of Ridge Road. History: Started at Kenilworth Gardens in 1920s, expanded in 1930s and ’50s. The “separate” sanitary sewer on Wilmette’s westside has two basins: Harms Basin: Located west of Romona Road. Connects to MWRD at Harms Road. Princeton Basin: The area between …