Thank you for visiting the Village of Wilmette’s stormwater improvements website. As the Village Board works toward making important decisions about the best course toward eliminating or reducing overland flooding in many Wilmette neighborhoods, it is our hope that this website will become a “one-stop” resource for residents seeking current information about this vital issue.

The Wilmette Village Board has been studying potential improvements to our flooding problem since 2013 and plans to make a final decision in April regarding making improvements. Prior to that decision, the Village is launching an intensive public education and feedback effort. This effort will both educate residents and provide ample opportunities for residents to provide feedback that will inform final decisions.

This website is just one part of this public education effort. You can read more about how you can participate on the Path to a Decision page. At this dedicated website, you can:

  • read about why many neighborhoods experience overland and structural flooding even after relatively “minor” rain storms;

  • learn about the process the Village has set forth to educate residents, answer their questions and gather their feedback in the coming months;

  • educate yourself about the current options under consideration to deliver relief from flooding to Wilmette residents;

  • find out about the costs associated with this major infrastructure project and how the Village intends to pay for it;

  • access a clearing house of public documents, studies, meeting notes and reports related to the Village’s ongoing efforts to address stormwater management issues; and

  • most importantly, provide direct feedback to Village staff and board members.