Itasca Crossings Project Lift Station Improvements

 

Overview

The Village of Itasca was experiencing numerous sanitary and storm system issues on the north side of the railroad tracks that divide the Village.  The sanitary issues were related to an inadequate lift station located at the northeast corner of Willow and North Streets. In an effort to modernize their aging facilities, Robinson performed construction observation of the system improvements designed by a different consultant. 

Scope

  • Improvements included pump upgrades, an engine-generator, and force main sizing increases 

  • Replaced lift station, emergency power systems, control equipment upgrades, and SCADA integration

  • Coordinated with Comed to provide cost effective electrical system alternatives to address potential extra costs 

  • Coordinated with Metra, IDOT, the owner and equipment manufacturer to provide training to operating personnel on the functional capabilities of the new equipment and SCADA systems

  • Resolved numerous access issues during the construction by Robinson staff, along with ComEd power issues at the new lift station, assuring a smooth construction project

Results

  • Reduced the numerous Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) ​

  • Stormwater issues were resolved by increasing the storm sewer sizes the railroad lines in the center of the Village

  • High efficiency submersible pumps

  • Prefabricated lift station consisting of integrated wetwells and valve vaults

  • Emergency power supply systems

  • SCADA control equipment and integration

  • Prefabricated control and equipment buildings

 

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