2016 Water Main Improvements

Park Forest’s 2016 Water Main Improvements Project began in August of 2016. Work is expected to last roughly one year and will impact numerous area streets.

Installation of approximately eight linear feet of 16-inch diameter water main, 5,476 linear feet of 12-inch diameter water main, six linear feet of 10 inch diameter water main, 19,025 linear feet of eight-inch diameter water main, and 253 linear feet of six-inch diameter water main throughout Park Forest, to replace aging distribution system, was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Once complete, water quality for residents and business in Park Forest will be improved by reducing the frequency of water main breaks and improving fire flow for fire protection service. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

Below is a list of streets that will be impacted by the project:

  • Chase (Homan to Gettysburg)
  • Homan (Indiana to Douglas)
  • Hamlin (Homan to Illinois)
  • Sherman (Douglas to Springfield)
  • Thomas (Rockwell to Sandburg)
  • Ash (complete road)
  • Winslow (Westwood to Forest)
  • Fir (Forest to Western)
  • Waverly (Lakewood to Windsor)
  • Waverly Ct.
  • Suwanee (Miami to Blackhawk)
  • Minocqua (Blackhawk to Shabbona)
  • Mohawk (Miami to Shabbona)
  • Seneca (Central Park to Shabbona)
  • Seminole (Central Park to Shabbona)
  • Central Park (Sauganash to Seminole)
  • Sangamon Court
  • Somonauk Court
  • Oakwood (S. Orchard to Sauk Trail)
  • Oswego (S. Orchard to Sauk Trail)
  • S. Orchard (Blackhawk to Monee)
  • Nauvoo (Niagara to Shabbona)

The contractor for this project is Austin Tyler Construction based out of Elmwood, IL. Partial funding was made possible through a low-interest loan provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) with additional funds coming from the Village of Park Forest. For questions related to this project, please call Public Works at 708-503-7702.