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Village of Curran Sanitary Sewer System

Client Name: Village of Curran Sanitary Sewer System
Location: Village of Curran, Illinois
Date Completed: 2019

Number of sewer taps: 96
Lineal feet of sanitary sewer: 9,145
Contract Amount: $2,168,800.80

Engineering Services:

Land Surveying: Right-of-Way, Topographic Survey, Construction Stakeout
Public Sector: Municipal  
Construction Phase QA/QC:
Construction Stakeout and Observation, and testing, Nuclear Density Testing
Grant Writing and Grant Writing Administration:
DCEO/CDAP and USDA Grant Application assistance. DCEO/CDAP Grant Administration, USDA Rural Development Grant Administration.

MEC was approached in 2007 about providing sanitary sewer service for the small hamlet of Curran, Illinois. Curran had 179 residents and no sanitary sewer system. The area was densely populated and during rainy weather, the septic tanks were not working. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health had received may complaints through the years.

It did not take long to realize that even though there was a green sign on the highway that indicated you were entering the “Village” of Curran, it was never formally incorporated into the State of Illinois. The project had to be constructed with grant money and the hamlet of Curran could not qualify unless it became incorporated as a municipality.

A few years later, the state legislature for the State of Illinois approved the incorporation of the Village of Curran. MEC was involved...writing legal descriptions of the municipal limits and providing various assistance through the incorporation process. MEC then prepared Grant Applications for the USDA Rural Development Program and the CDAP program. Both grant applications were eventually approved.

MEC provided the cost estimates necessary for the grant applications and then went into the detailed design of this large sanitary sewer project which includes a regional pump station and 10,500' of force main. After obtaining all necessary State (IDOT and IEPA) permits, and after all of the funding was in place, MEC provided Grand Administration, bid letting assistance, construction observation, and construction stakeout for the project which was completed in the Spring of 2020.