Driving and parking surfaces at the chemical plant used to be gravel but it was dusty or muddy. Draining stormwater to one side of the property would have been expensive, so they followed the site’s natural contours. The east side is 66% of 7.5 acres and drains to an above ground detention pond. There was some standing water in the pond, but there is a high fence around the property with a manned security guard station. The west side drains via multiple inlets to a Rainstore3 retention area beneath a concrete loading dock pad. The outfall into the city system is controlled by a shut off valve on a single 6” pipe. For safety, if there is a chemical spill, they can shut the valve, pump the contents out, and clean up the spill.
220 East 17th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
720 m3, 12 units high
Joseph A. Schudt & Associates, 19350 South Harlem Avenue, Frankfort, IL 60423, phone 708-720-1000, contact Matthew C. Anderson, P.E., Project Manager
Mosbeck Industrial Equipment, 160 W 154th St. , S Holland, IL 60473, contact Tom Lazowski at 708-333-6919
Four trucks are parked at the loading dock, with Rainstore3 located underneath the concrete pad.
One of the multiple inlets that collects parking lot surface runoff stormwater. Brown brick historical building is the headquarters for Nufarm.
Inlet between buildings collects a large volume of stormwater for the RS3 system.
Installation photo. 12 unit high cells. The dock doors are just visible behind the Rainstore3 cells and above the excavated area. Photo courtesy Joseph A Schudt & Associates ©2001.
A long strip drain collects water for dumping in the above ground pond in the rear of the photo.
Above ground detention pond with perimeter fencing continues around the left end of the building and along the whole side. This area cannot be used for any other purpose.
The last inlet near the back of the buildings that drains toward Rainstore3 loading dock area.