Ward I Drainage

Current Status (February 2017)

The City has hired WBK Engineering to complete Phase II final engineering plans for the entire study area. Final plans are anticipated in June 2017. 
The consultant, WBK, will have survey crews in the vicinity collecting data necessary to complete the plans starting the 2nd week in February. They may be in your yard locating utility structures and/or your house foundation elevation. This information is vital to their design. Any questions can be addressed to Andrea Podraza.

Project Purpose

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 at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Ward I Final Presentation

Ward I Final Report

Project Background

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.  

Construction Impacts

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.  

Project Location

Please see the
map for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.

Project Funding 
This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to the Drainage Fund for alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.

2017 Budget

CIP Sheet 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the project please email Andrea Podraza or call 630-454-2757. 


Contact Us

  1. Engineering Division
    200 N Raddant Road
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Phone: 630-454-2757
    Fax: 630-454-2351

    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Andrea Podraza
    Senior Civil Engineer

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