Stormwater Utility to Fund Retaining Wall and Storm Sewer Repairs
A Peoria Public Works contractor, Stark Excavating, Inc. is addressing a failing retaining wall and storm sewers the week of November 16. Work began near the intersection of North Prospect Road and North Humboldt Avenue and should be completed mid-December, weather pending. Traffic Changes Daytime…
Drainage Assistance Program Aids in Stormwater Improvements
Property owners and City benefit from infrastructure improvement partnership The Private Property Drainage Assistance (PPDA) program is closing out the year after awarding more than $116,000 in assistance to nearly two dozen grant recipients. Throughout 2020, these property owners completed projects that helped resolve various private stormwater infrastructure issues. …
Trees Are the Answer
City of Peoria to bring more green to Northside walking trail, saplings to reduce stormwater runoff Alta Road could soon look a little greener thanks to a grassroots initiative to plant more trees along a sparse walking path in the area. The City of Peoria Public Works Department is partnering with a couple of local organizations and…
Wet Weather Woes: What Residents Can Do at Home to Curtail Stormwater Runoff
Wet weather can often be a drain on our summer plans, but the impact it has on area waterways can be far more damaging. Recent flood events at the Illinois River at Peoria have sparked the need to remind residents of simple ways they can…
Questions about the Stormwater Utility Rate Increase?
The Stormwater Utility (SWU) rate increased on January 1, 2020 from $3 to $4 per billing unit per month. Every property owner in the City of Peoria receives a bill four times per year that is calculated based on the amount of impervious surface on…
The Silver Lining to Record Rainfall
On the last weekend of September, record rainfall besieged Peoria. Over a three-day period, the National Weather Service estimated that over four inches fell on the city. Unofficial reports in some areas of the city were as much as seven inches on Friday, September 27….
A Community Conversation Around Credits
Dozens of residents gathered at Illinois Central College’s Peoria Campus in mid-April for a great discussion about the City’s new stormwater utility.
“Growing” Stormwater Solutions (and Local Residents’ Skills)
Peoria has a special farm where bioswales, a stormwater forest and other green infrastructure absorbs excess stormwater and helps prevent sewer overflows.
New “Green” Graduates Get to Work
PeoriaCorps graduated its first class of members who are trained and ready to maintain green infrastructure throughout our city.