Area 3

Current Status ( February 1, 2019)

City Staff is finalizing Plans and Specifications for Phase 2. It is anticipated this project will be let for bidding by the end of February and spring / summer construction.  A Neighborhood meeting will be held for upcoming construction on Tuesday, March 12th at City Hall prior to the 7pm Committee of the Whole meeting.  Mahoney Creek Stabilization & Maintenance discussions will be from 5:30-6PM, Ward 1-Phase 2 Construction meeting will be held from 6-6:30PM and Area 3 – Phase 2 Construction meeting will be held from 6:30-7PM.  Additional information will be forthcoming and postcards will be sent to those directly affected by the upcoming construction.  

Project Purpose  

The purpose of this project is to start analyzing the combined sanitary and storm sewer system and start separating the storm sewer out. The area numbers are a reference to the Trotter Study that was completed in 2008 for separating the combines system. 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. The City hired Rempe-Sharpe to complete a Phase I preliminary engineering study of the area and propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns for Area 3.

Area 3 Public Meeting March 12, 2019

Area 3 Neighborhood meeting Presentation March 1, 2018

Area 3 Final Presentation 

Area 3 Final Report  

Project Background

During the June 2015 rain event the area bound by Union Street to the north, the old railroad tracks to the west, Garfield to the south and Rt. 31 for area 3 experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. Since this area is combined with both storm and sanitary sewage the back-ups came up through floor drains and were deemed sanitary back-ups. The City would like to alleviate these back-ups and design a storm sewer system able to handle at least the 10-year event as a standalone system, which is current design practices for new development. As the storm sewer is separated from the combined system, the combined sewer will eventually become just a sanitary sewer.

Construction Impacts

Final engineering has been completed for Area 3 storm outfall and Phase 1. The Outfall was constructed in Fall 2017 and Phase 1 was constructed during the summer of 2018. The remaining Phases, 2 and 3, will be posted below after they have been let for construction. In addition you can find the notices mailed to the impacted residents for each year’s construction.

2019 Construction Notice Resident Letter

Phase II Final Engineering Plans

2018 Construction Notice Resident Letter

Phase I Final Engineering Plans

Outfall Final Engineering Docs

Project Location

Please see the City’s Capital Improvement Map for limits Area 3 Drainage Study.

Project Funding 

This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.

CIP Sheet

Contact Information


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