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City Seeks Public Comment on Treated Water Storage Improvements/IEPA Categorical Exclusion

Post Date:01/09/2018 9:07 AM

Water_govdThe City of Evanston has applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Public Water Supply Loan Program to request funding to help finance a water treatment plant improvement project. The project includes replacement of an existing 5 million gallon treated water storage tank at the Evanston Water Plant. This involves demolishing an existing storage tank and replacing it with a new concrete tank.

In accordance with IEPA loan rules, the IEPA has determined that the City’s planned improvements to its water treatment plant may be excluded from a detailed environmental impact review. The IEPA has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion to the City of Evanston for this project. The project does not increase the design capacity of the water treatment plant and is limited to replacement in kind of existing infrastructure. 

The full IEPA document and project planning information are available for review online below or in the City Clerk’s office at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Public comment will be accepted in the City Clerk’s office through Monday, January 22, 2018. Public comments may be addressed in writing to: City Clerk, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; or Lanina Clark, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Water, 1021 North Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62794-9276.

View IEPA Notice of Intent.

View the Project Plan for Treated Water Storage Improvements.

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