RJN Project Earns APWA Suburban Branch Public Works Project of the Year in 2017

On January 26, 2017, RJN and the City of Elmhurst were presented with the 2017 APWA Suburban Branch Public Works Project of the Year award in the Structures category, $5 million to $25 million, for their project Southwest Wet-Weather Control Facility.

 

 

 

 

The Southwest Wet-Weather Control Facility (SWWCF), serving the southwest area of the City of Elmhurst, is a sophisticated wet-weather flow control system centered around a dry- and wet-weather pumping station that directs flow based on measured flow levels to a dry-weather force main, a wet-weather force main, and a 2.2 million gallon (MG) storage tank (shown below) located at the City’s Water Reclamation Facility. The primary purpose of the SWWCF is to provide protection to property owners through additional wet-weather capacity, mitigating recurring basement backup issues.  Learn more about the SWWCF by reading this blog feature about the search for "the perfect pipe."