Jun 25

Stormwater Management Plan REPORT

Posted on June 25, 2021 at 1:29 PM by John Guccione

In early 2020, the Village initiated a contract with an area consultant to developed a Village wide Stormwater Master Plan. This plan is designed to analyze and model the Village’s storm sewer system to determine deficient areas and provide improvement recommendations to those areas.  In all, there were 42 flood study areas that were identified where detailed drainage analyses was performed.

This plan has been submitted and reviewed by Village staff and is in its final draft form. As public input and resident interaction was a large part of the historical data collection, the Village is making the final draft available to residents for a 30 day public commenting period. During this time, residents are encouraged to review this report and provide any comments or questions to Village staff. The Village understands that this study and its associated computer model may not fit every situation perfectly, but the Village hopes that the information contained within the report is informative and helpful.

Public comments and questions can be emailed to the Engineering Department at engineering@deerfield.il.us. Please include "STORMWATER MASTER PLAN" in the subject line when sending in comments. Comments will be accepted until July 26th.


Jul 01

Deerfield Village Wide Drainage Study Open House Update

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 11:03 PM by John Guccione


Similar to other established communities, the Village of Deerfield has historically experienced flooding from local creeks as well as urban flooding when rainfall overwhelms the Village’s storm water system. To assist in evaluating existing conditions and develop alternatives to address identified deficiencies, the Village has retained the services of Christopher B. Burke Engineering to conduct a Village wide drainage study and ultimately, a storm water master
plan. The scope of the master plan includes, but is not limited to, studying and analyzing the existing storm sewer system, building and confirming a hydrologic / hydraulic model, determining flood reduction projects, the preparation of a Village wide drainage study report, and exploring the possible validity of a future storm water utility fee. The ability to accurately understand the Village’s stormwater deficiencies and its future stormwater improvements will allow for the proactive planning and improvement to such areas.

Since the beginning of March, data has been collected throughout the Village to aid in the Village-wide Storm Water Master Plan.  Although the stay-at-home order did force a cancellation the originally scheduled public open house on April 1, it has had a limited impact on steps needed to develop a comprehensive view of the Village’s drainage network.  During the month of May, there were two high intensity storm events in the Village that helped verify the analysis of the storm sewer network. During July, Christopher B. Burke Engineering will also be collecting information from residents to verify the results of this analysis and developing alternatives to mitigate flooding and increasing storm sewer capacity through know problem areas.  Resident and business owner feedback is critical to the success of this project.  A flood damage questionnaire and short presentation will provide an explanation of the project and highlight the schedule and deliverables. This questionnaire and short presentation will be readily available on the Village’s website starting in early July. It will also contain details on how to electronically submit feedback. The Village’s asks that all feedback be submitted to the consultant by July 24.