US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District

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)


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, Olympia Fields, and Richton Park. Construction was recently awarded for sewer improvements in Oak Lawn. Pending projects identified as applicable to this authorization include Country Club Hills, Countryside, Glenview, Riverdale, Berwyn, Westchester, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, and Midlothian.


Total Project Cost:

  $ 46,666,000

Federal Cost:

  $ 35,000,000

Non-Federal Cost:

  $ 11,666,000


Funds are being used to close out the construction of sewer improvements in Oak Lawn, and for construction of water main replacement in Country Club Hills.  Planning is also being done for sewer and water system improvements in Glenview, Orland Park, Crestwood, and Riverdale.