2018 Manhole Rehabilitation Program

General Information

Tentative Start Date: Week of June 11, 2018
Tentative Completion Date: Early September 2018
Project Manager: Ray Schwab, Civil Engineer II
Contractor: RMS Utilities Services
Bid Opening : April 23, 2018
Awarded Contract Amount: $61,309.00
Funding Sources: Water/Sewer Capital Reserve Fund

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Project Manager: Ray Schwab
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: schwabr@villageoflombard.org

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
Phone: (630) 873-4400

Project Information

Project Limits: Various locations throughout the Village, but a significant number of manholes will be treated in the in the area bordered by Wilson Avenue (north), Edgewood Avenue (west), Westmore/Meyers (east) and Roosevelt Road (south).

The Purpose of the Project is: To rehabilitate sanitary manholes that are deteriorating structurally, subject to corrosive hydrogen sulfide gases (H2S), or have inflow and infiltration (I & I) issues. I & I is groundwater and/or storm water that flows into a dedicated sanitary sewer.

Project Schedule: June - September
Bid Opening: April 23, 2018
Project Award: May 3, 2018
Project Start: Week of June 11th 2018
Project Completion: Early September 2018


Newsletters & Notices: One notice will be mailed to affected residents and businesses to inform you of a structure in the vicinity of your property is part of the project and will be repaired sometime over the next ninety (90) days.


Why is this project necessary? Just like any other asset, structures deteriorate over their service life and need to be periodically maintained. By lining manholes, corrosion due to H2S is significantly reduced and the service life of the structure is extended. Grouting the structure serves to eliminate inflow and infiltration (I & I). I & I increases waste water treatment cost as all of the water entering a water treatment facility must be treated. Therefore as additional wastewater is treated, operational costs increase.

How does this benefit the Village? By rehabilitating the structure, two benefits are incurred. A) I & I are reduced and in turn treatment costs are reduced. B) Installing an epoxy lining system weathers the corrosive environment within a structure and therefore extends the service life of the manhole.

Will there be detours? There will be short term lane reductions and some parking spots may be utilized by the contractor during working hours.