Evanston seeks public comment on sewer project

Jia You, City Editor

Evanston is seeking public comment on a new sewer project that would be exempt from a detailed environmental impact review, the city announced Tuesday.

The city has applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s water pollution control loan program for funding for a sewer collection system project, which plans to line 13,156 feet of large diameter sewer main over five years. The project would rehabilitate existing piping and would not increase the design capacity for new waste loads. IEPA has determined the project may be exempt from an environmental impact review.

Streets that would be affected by this project include Central Park Avenue, Main Street, Cleveland Street, Greenleaf Street and Mulford Street. The city is accepting public comment through April 17. Residents can  write to the city clerk or the IEPA’s Bureau of Water.

— Jia You