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Cook County Environmental Infrastructure


WRDA 1992 (PL 102-580), Section 219(f)(54), as amended in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001, (PL 106-554), see HR 4577, Chapter 14, Division B, Section 108; Section 142 of the FY 2004 Energy and Water Resources Appropriation (PL 108-137)

Project Description:

This project provides technical planning, design and construction assistance to non-federal interests who have environmental infrastructure needs in Cook County, Illinois. These needs may be related, but not limited, to development and protection of water supply and waste water systems, combined sewer overflows, and remediation of adverse water quality impacts and storm water impacts to waste water systems. Work completed under this authorization includes construction for LaGrange, Calumet Park schools, Brookfield Zoo, feasibility and construction for Flossmoor, and construction for LaGrange Park and Olympia Fields.  Construction was recently awarded for water main improvements in Richton Park.  Pending projects identified as applicable to this authorization include Oak Lawn, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Glenview, and Berwyn.



Total Project Cost:   $ 46,666,000
Federal Cost:   $ 35,000,000
Non-Federal Cost:

  $ 11,666,000

Current Status:

Funds are being used to close out the construction of sewer improvements in Olympia Fields, and for construction of water main improvements in Richton Park. Planning is also being done for sewer improvements in Oak Lawn, and for water system improvements in Country Club Hills and Countryside.

An Environmental Assessment for sanitary sewer improvements in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois was made available for public review on June 29, 2016. Public comments must be received by July 22, 2016. Public comments should be sent to Planning Branch (Housie), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 231 S. LaSalle, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or via email to Questions should be directed to the Planning Branch at (312) 846-5587.


Click here for the Oak Lawn Sanitary Sewer Improvements Environmental Assessment 



Project Manager

Monica Ott

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