Ward I Drainage

Current Status (January 2018)

WBK Engineering is finalizing the engineering plans and specifications in preparation for bidding the first phase of construction in February 2018. The limits of construction of Phase I have tentatively been determined, starting at the downstream end, at the outfall south of the Kirk and Giese Road intersection, continuing north to Giese, then west along Giese stopping at the intersection of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road. The limits of Phase I will be further clarified, and possibly extended further north on Larkspur, after the project has been bid and a contractor has been selected. The City is planning on holding a Neighborhood Meeting at City Hall in early March to present the project, type of work, location of work, impact, length of construction, etc. and hopefully address any questions or concerns that residents may have. Invitation letters will be sent out to those residents directly impacted by the work for Phase I once a meeting date has been set. In addition, the meeting date and location will be posted to the website.

October 2017

WBK Engineering has completed the final engineering construction documents. The plans have been finalized they will be broken into phases for construction, funding and bidding purposes. Currently staff is reviewing the plans and the City is in the middle of the budget, which determines how much work will be scheduled for 2018. Currently it is anticipated that the most downstream section of storm sewer would be completed first, which includes Kirk Road and Giese Road.  This phase will also include some watermain improvements too.  Construction is pending budget approval.  

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, 2016 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

    Assistant City Engineer

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