As a result of continued inspection of our infrastructure on a yearly basis, the Village is often able to identify areas of concern prior to deterioration to the point of failure. In 2017, The Village utilized the engineering consulting firm Burns & McDonnell to conduct the Water and Sewer Rate Study. The emphasis of this study recommended capital improvements through 2025 on our transmission and distribution systems. Aging infrastructure specifically impacts water consumption not only here in Mount Prospect, but in most major cities and villages. This study, in addition to our vast planned work initiatives, lead to our Water Main Replacement Project in 2018. Since its inception we have replaced 8,500 linear feet of water main. We intend on replacing an additional 6,000 linear feet of water main in 2020.
Water Main scheduled for replacement in 2020:
- 600 Block of South Albert St
- 600 Block of South Louis St
- 800-900 Block of South Owen St
- 800-900 Block of South William St
Spring 2020 the Village will complete engineering design. The consulting engineer will have personnel in the field completing survey work and taking soil samples.
Village to let bid for construction in June 2020.
Construction will begin in the summer of 2020 through the end of fall 2020.
The Village sought Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from engineering firms asking for Technical and Cost Proposals for engineering, design, and construction management for the project. Nine proposals were received. After a rating process, the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell were sent a Notice to Award. Next, the firm will complete the plans for the proposed locations and the Village will release a public bid for a contractor in June.
April 2, 2020 - The engineering design phase has started. The Village's consultant will in the field completed surveys and taking soil samples during the month of April.
Water & Sewer Superintendent
Village of Mount Prospect