Council Looks at Costs of Combined Sewer Overflow

Nov 29, 2017
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The topic of addressing the city's combined sewage overflow problems returned to City Council discussions Tues. 

City management is hoping negotiations with the US Environmental Protection Agency conclude soon, so the city can resolve the CSO.

Regardless of the solution, the cost is expected to be about $200 million.

The city also has a backlog of about $50 million in other stormwater projects.

To cover the overall cost, City Manager Patrick Urich says Peoria will likely issue bonds, to be repaid from two sources.

City Looks to Add Stormwater Utility in 2018

Oct 12, 2017

Peoria residents may be paying a new storm water utility fee next year.

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A vacant lot in Peoria’s Warehouse District could soon become an urban garden. It’s the next project identified by the City to help divert stormwater from the river. 

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A pilot project has kept over 600,000 gallons of rainwater out of Peoria's sewer system.