Ward I Drainage
Current Status April 2019
The Engineering Division opened bids for the 2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction construction project on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The work includes construction of large diameter storm sewer, precast box culverts, watermain replacement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and restoration among other items. Construction is expected to start in late April depending on the schedule for relocation of the existing utilities.
On March 12, 2019, the City of Batavia hosted a Neighbor Meeting at City Hall to present the completion of the Final Design portion of the Ward 1 storm sewer reconstruction project and to discuss the second construction phase of the project which is expected to start in April 2019. The overall construction project will be phased and is to take place over a period of four (4) years from 2018 thru 2021
The purpose of this project is to analyze the existing storm sewer system and improve the system that is tributary to the upstream box culverts south of Giese Road on Kirk Road. These improvements will aim to provide adequate pipe capacity per today’s design standards that will reduce and eliminate water back up while increasing the ability of the water to flow through the storm system.
They City has hired WBK Engineering to complete a study of the area, propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns and make a presentation to the Committee of the Whole with all their findings and recommendations. The presentation was August 23rd, 2016 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
During the June 2016 rain event the area bounded by Pine street to the north, Raddant Road to the west, Giese to the south, and Kirk to the east experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. The City would like to determine the cause of these back-ups and will evaluate the current storm sewer system.
WBK will be providing findings of their drainage analysis and suggest proposed improvements during their presentation. The improvements can vary from simply changing out the frame of a storm structure to replacing existing pipes with larger diameter pipes or adding additional parallel pipes to convey additional flow from storm runoff. Once the scope of work is determined the City can better prepare for any disturbance in the streets and residents property to install the storm sewer.
Please see the map for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.
This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to the Drainage Fund for alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.
If you have any questions about the project please email Timothy Grimm or call 630-454-2756.