Elmhurst, DuPage County work together to alleviate flooding

March 6, 2017

Robert Sanchez, The Daily Herald

A massive reservoir in Elmhurst long has been used to keep Salt Creek inside its banks.

But while the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility along Route 83 was doing its job keeping Oak Brook and other downstream towns dry, residents living just blocks away were dealing with chronic flooding.

More than two years later, the pipe has been installed to carry stormwater away from a nearby neighborhood of 76 houses during heavy rains.

Morley said during a recent visit to the facility that he was thankful county officials allowed Elmhurst to tap into the quarry.

“We were able to show the residents of Elmhurst immediate relief,” Morley said. “We were able show them immediate progress as it related to their problem.”

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said the project is a good example of government collaboration.

“It was not a difficult decision,” Cronin said. “It was the right thing to do. I’m glad that we could help.”

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