Construction of two new pump stations, force mains and various gravity sewers to the Morrison Wastewater system were financed by the Illinois EPA 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. This project includes;
Installation of two wastewater pump stations located in Waterworks Park and at the intersection of Genesee Ave and Genesee Court. The project also includes the installation of force mains from each pump station to the new Wastewater Plant located south of town on Rt. 78, and two collector sewers. Once complete, it will improve the reliability of the elimination and treatment of wastewater for all residents and businesses in the City of Morrison.
Waterworks Park pump station will transport all existing wastewater flowing from the north west side of Morrison through new force mains to the new Wastewater Plant south of town. New collector mains upstream from this pump station will reduce overflows and eliminate backups during high flow events. Genesee Avenue pump station will transport all wastewater flowing from the north east side of Morrison through a new force main to the new Wastewater Plant. When completed the existing wastewater site will be reverted back to green space. The new Wastewater Plant will be a state of the art plant capable of meeting all IEPA standards.
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.