The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will host a public meeting regarding the status of the McCook Reservoir and Centennial Trail Improvements project on Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Willow Springs Community Center located at 8156 Archer Avenue, Willow Springs. Village representatives will be attending.
Of significance to La Grange residents, the public meeting will provide information regarding the McCook Reservoir (a component of TARP or Deep Tunnel) flood control project, its impact on the Centennial Trail (located partially on MWRD property southwest of the McCook Reservoir), and present updated plans for the reconstruction of the trail.
The first phase of the McCook Reservoir is due for completion in 2017, and when fully functional in 2029, will have a total capacity of 10 billion gallons to capture combined sewer overflows that currently discharge to area waterways and can cause sewer back-ups. This project will directly benefit La Grange and provide additional outlet capacity as MARS and other sewer relief projects are constructed.
The Centennial Trail has been closed since May, 2013 to accommodate the project and is expected to remain closed for a total of thirty months. The public has been asked to provide feedback to the MWRD regarding improvements to the trail when it is rebuilt.
To recommend improvements to the trail, please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Office of Public Affairs, 100 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
For more information regarding the McCook Reservoir and Centennial Trail Improvements project, please visit the MWRD website at www.mwrd.org under Public Affairs > Issues and Initiatives> Centennial Trail.