Jewel-Ventura Lift Station and Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
The Village recently awarded a contract to replace the “Jewel lift station” and remove the “Ventura lift station”. The project was implemented based on the recommendations of a Wastewater Facility Master Plan completed in 2015. The project is one of six capital improvements identified and funded by a $17.3 million low interest, IEPA State loan. The project cost is $2.3 million.
Both of these lift stations are over 40 years old and at the end of their useful life. The Ventura lift station can be removed by installing a gravity sewer to the Jewel lift station and replacing it with a modern facility. While most of the improvements are below ground, there will be a small building to house the back-up generator and control equipment. The project is expected to break ground in March 2018 and be completed by November 2018. The project is located in an easement behind the south property line of homes on Dee Lane between Cherry Street and E. Granville Avenue.