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Cook Street Sewer District rehabilitation wins APWA Illinois award

5/6/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2021

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
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Cook Street Sewer District rehabilitation wins APWA Illinois award

A worker feeds equipment from a truck into the sewer on a street lined with safety cones and drums in Springfield, Illinois.
The Cook Street Sewer District rehabilitation and replacement project in Springfield, Illinois, received a Public Works Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association’s Illinois Chapter. The project involved rehabilitating more than 18,000 feet of sewer lining in a 49-block area.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Illinois Chapter recognized Hanson Professional Services Inc. and the city of Springfield, Illinois, for their work on the Cook Street Sewer District sewer rehabilitation and replacement project in Springfield. Hanson and the city received a Public Works Project of the Year Award in the environment category, under the division for projects that cost less than $5 million.

During the past several years, the city of Springfield has focused its efforts and funding to update and rehabilitate its aging sewer system, including the Cook Street Sewer District. This area has the oldest sewers in the city, with the first sewers installed during the 1860s. The Cook Street Sewer District rehabilitation is the second large-scale sewer rehabilitation project the city has completed in recent years, with more than 18,000 feet of sewer lining. The last project encompassed approximately 23,000 feet of sewer lining in the Central Business District. The Cook Street sewer collects stormwater and wastewater in a combined system of pipes, manholes and inlets from residential neighborhoods surrounded by four thoroughfares that serve commercial and residential properties.

The project was completed in two phases, with the first including the removal and replacement of sewers and the second including the lining of sewers through in situ rehabilitation methods. Hanson provided design services for phases 1 and 2 and construction observation services for phase 2. The project team used trenchless technology methods, such as cured-in-place pipe, cementitious linings, curtain grouting and epoxy coatings to improve the aging system. The project was bound by Cook Street to the north, South Grand Avenue to the south, 11th Street to the west and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the east — encompassing 49 city blocks.

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA supports those who operate, improve and maintain public works and infrastructure through advocacy, education and member engagement.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.

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