Well 5 Construction

Well #5 construction updates can be found here.

Overview 

Construction of the Well #5 project for the Village of Western Springs was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project includes well drilling, pumping equipment, the electrical building, water transmission to the water treatment plant (WTP), and SCADA valve improvements at the WTP. 

Once complete,  will improve water quality and water system reliability for residents and businesses in the Village of Western Springs by providing an alternate water supply if one of the other supply wells is taken out of service. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects on of our most valuable resources: water.

Construction Updates & "Notify Me"

One of the most important aspects of a successful infrastructure project is communication with residents. Construction updates will be posted in the "News Flash" section on the right side of this page. These updates will contain information pertaining to the construction schedule, anticipated changes to the project and any additional progress updates. 

To sign up to receive weekly updates in an e-mail and/or text message, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on "Stay Informed" on the left side of this page.
  2. Enter your e-mail address in the text box at the top of the page and click "Sign In".
  3. Scroll down to the "News Flash" section of the page and click the Email address next to "Well No 5 Construction".
  4. Optional: If you would like to also receive text message updates, first select the check box below your e-mail next to "I would like to be able to receive text messages on my mobile phone". Then click the Subscribe via text messaging next to Road Construction Projects.


  1. Sanitary Main
  2. Well Drilling
  3. Transmission Main
  4. Pumping Equipment

The project began in early winter of 2018 with the replacement of approximately 100' of sanitary main running north-south through Field Park. The sanitary main adjacent to the proposed well site will be upgraded to potable water quality pipe.