In 1987, the City of Evanston committed to address the problem of basement sewer backups that had plagued its residents for generations. After investing over $210 million dollars in stormwater infrastructure over 22 years, basement backups are largely a problem of the past.
Today, in the face of more intense rainfalls and an uncertain future climate, the City’s stormwater challenges are changing. The City must be in a position to continue to provide its residents an acceptable level of protection against current and future stormwater events. To this end, the City is developing this Stormwater Management Guide, which will define the goals and approaches for managing the City’s future stormwater needs.
Additional Stormwater Information