The Illinois Section of the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ISASCE) presented DuPage County Stormwater
Management and the Village of Bensenville’s Redmond Reservoir Expansion Project
with an “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” award during ISASCE’s virtual
This award is presented to local
projects that exhibit superior engineering accomplishments and represent
significant contributions to civil engineering progress.
“It was a pleasure working with
the Village of Bensenville on this engineering project, which provides flood
relief to so many people,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee
Chairman Jim Zay. “The project exemplifies intergovernmental cooperation, and
it’s an added bonus to receive the ISASCE award. We are so honored to be recognized.”
Completed in 2019, DuPage County
Stormwater Management and the Village of Bensenville constructed the Redmond
Reservoir Expansion Project to provide flooding relief to a large portion of
the Village. This project expanded the existing reservoir by an additional seven
million gallons and provided mechanical and electrical upgrades to improve the
existing pump station.
This project also enhanced
recreational use of the reservoir by improving the walking path around it, as
well as incorporating habitat enhancement and water quality features, such as
shoreline stabilization and native plantings.
Village of Bensenville President
Frank DeSimone stressed the importance of the project’s many benefits.
“The result of this project is millions
of gallons of additional flood storage, an enhanced natural habitat for many
species and recreational opportunities for visitors,” said DeSimone. “It will
have a positive impact on residents and their quality of life for years to come.”
The U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development provided grant funding for the $2.75 million project.
To learn more about the project
and view the acceptance speech, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yfhKbg9RWg&feature=youtu.be.
Date Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020