Storm Water Improvements

Did you read the Winfield Word in your last water bill? Storm water continues to be an issue in town especially with the heavy rains in recent years. Our entire area is inundated with ground water, the creek fills to overflowing during heavy rains when the water downstream isn’t moving fast enough. As we know, we live in a watershed area. So much of the water comes from up creek, we are a very low spot in the watershed.

The village public works department has been working to control storm water. A neighborhood  north of Manchester Road is Oak Court, Florida Lane and Fischer Lane.  These three streets have had terrible water problems over the last few years. They are on the downside of the Winfield Road hill, going north. Winfield public works recently completed a $200,000.00 storm water project on Florida Lane.

In our rural setting with culverts and ditches the public works department has to stay on a schedule of regular maintenance. In 2010 Ethel Street culverts were cleared. And the extension of the storm water system on Winfield Scott Drive was completed. These are the projects that take our infrastructure resources as the village is playing catch up from lack of maintenance.

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Positive on Winfield is a blog with articles on local issues, local events, and local interests in Winfield, IL. Positive on Winfield is the blog website of the local civic action group, Winfield United for a Better Community.

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