Construction Projects

Well 15 - Water Treatment Faclity 

Construction of the Well 15 - Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) with federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This project includes the long-term construction of a new Water Treatment Plant. Improvements made to current piping system will allow connectivity to the new water treatment plant's distribution system. Once Complete, this WTP will improve water quality for the residents and businesses in Lockport by providing higher quality water than the existing wells. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, Maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.


Design Services: Strand Associates, Inc.
Construction Services: Thieneman Construction, Inc.


PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionSeptember 2019Complete
ConstructionSpring 2020In Progress

Recent Updates

February 2021Well house construction complete. Start up and testing anticipated this month.
November 2020Underground utility work complete. Well house instrumentation work started. Parking lot paving to begin soon.
July 2020Brick masonry and utility work started. Contractor currently installing piping and instrumentation.
May2020Well house foundation walls complete. Preparation for underground utility installation has begun.
April 2020Salt storage tanks tested and back filled. Water treatment plant footings installed. Crews to begin construction of water treatment plant foundation. 

5th Street to 9th Street: Water Main Replacement & Roadway Reconstruction 

Location Details

  • 6th Street - State Street to 7th Street
  • Hamilton Street - 5th Street to 7th Street
  • 7th Street - Madison Street to 9th Street
  • Madison Street - 5th Street to 9th Street
  • Jefferson Street - 9th Street to 5th Street
  • 8th Street - Washington Street to Madison Street
  • Washington Street - 8th Street to 9th Street 

Project Summary

Planned work consists of roadway reconstruction of approximately 8,600 linear feet of centerline including existing asphalt pavement removal, new concrete curb and gutter, hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement and driveway aprons. Utility infrastructure improvements include storm water management consisting of the installation of new inlets, manholes and storm sewer pipe, new water main and water service constructions, and related parkway restoration including sodding and temporary erosion control


Engineering Services: Lockport Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction

Project Timeline

Preconstruction activities began in February 2019. Construction planned to begin Spring 2021.

Latest Updates

February 2021 - The project was awarded to Austin Tyler Construction on January 6, 2021. Utility relocations began on January 29, 2021 in preparation of water main installation.