Pingree Grove awarded $3.5 million to improve public water supply
PINGREE GROVE, Illinois (March 18, 2022) – A federal funding package announced by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) included a $3.5 million investment for the Village of Pingree Grove to improve its public water supply. The Village will use the money to improve its potable water system by building a third well and second Water Treatment Plant to...
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Gerald Reed passes exam to become Public Water Supply Operator
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced that Environmental Health and Safety Technician Gerald Reed passed the exam to become a licensed, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Non-Transient, Non-Community Public Water Supply Operator. "Gerald is always looking to increase his knowledge to help more of our ...
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Principal Nate Kass featured in Storm Water Solutions magazine
Fehr Graham Principal Nate Kass shares tips and tricks on stormwater management in @Storm Water Solutions magazine. In a handful of examples, Kass explains how looking beyond a standard quick fix and going with an unconventional approach makes things more economical and reduces the footprint of stormwater management to save on valuable resources. "...
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Engineer Cameron Johns works on water projects, more in hometown of Villa Grove, Illinois
  Cameron Johns stands in front of the Village Grove Water Treatment Plant. One of the advantages of an engineering career is getting the chance to improve communities. It’s even better when you get the opportunity to improve your hometown. For Fehr Graham Engineer Cameron Johns, a Villa Grove, Illinois, native, working on projects in his home...
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Replacing lead water pipes in Rockford, Illinois
  The City of Rockford is taking advantage of a federal program that will pay to replace aging lead water pipes.   The City secured a $2 million Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) State Revolving Loan that does not need to be paid back. Because the City meets certain median household income requirements, the loan is forg...
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Iowa Governor visits West Union
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds learned a lot about West Union's downtown streetscape project during a recent visit to the city of about 2,350 people. With funding from 15 grants, the city used a sustainable approach - a model for communities across the nation - to reconstruct six blocks of the downtown business district. Stormwater management...
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Well 45 improvements underway in Rockford, Illinois
Well 45, at the intersection of Stanley and Cedar streets, is getting an addition that will house a new radium filtration system. This will help the City of Rockford maintain the highest quality water standards in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards.  The well pumps and treats water that is distributed throughout Roc...
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Construction starts on Villa Grove Water Treatment Plant
Construction on Villa Grove, Illinois, $4.6 million water treatment plant started in May 2018. All the underground piping has been relocated. Leander Construction has poured the foundation footings for the south, east and north sides of the building and the base of the backwash tank and are preparing to pour the walls for the backwash tank. In addi...
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Village of Ludlow, Illinois, gets $10K grant for Water Treatment Plant
Aging water systems and the challenges that come with them are a reality for many communities in the United States. The Village of Ludlow in north-central Champaign County is no exception. One of the Village’s water supply wells is nearly 70 years old, the elevated tower is nearing 65, and most of the treatment plant is more than three decades old....
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Relocating utilities ahead of major transportation project
 Local officials have been pushing for some time for a design and construction upgrade to the nearly 50-year-old Interstate 57/74 interchange, the scene of numerous accidents and truck rollovers in recent years. Now this project is a reality. Before construction can start on the new interchange, utilities must be relocated.  The Urbana &a...
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Solving a water problem in Shannon, Illinois
 In the last two years, the village of Shannon has been confronted with water system problems. It was discovered through routine state compliance sampling the village's water contained elevated amounts of Radium 226/Radium 228 and Gross Alpha beyond Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) limits. Fehr Graham, which ...
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Taking engineering to new heights atop Winnebago, Illinois, Water Tower
Fehr Graham Engineer, Seth Gronewold, wore a GoPro while he climbed the Winnebago, Illinois, Water Tower with Chad Insko, Village Public Works Director. The water tower has a 200,000-gallon capacity for Village drinking water. The pair completed a one-year inspection on the exterior coating painted on the tower last year. Results confirm the struct...
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