Dec 28, 2017

Chicago Suburb Builds Naturalized Detention Storm Water Basin

The detention pond will cater to the storm water needs of the village’s growing business district

Tinley Park has completed construction of a storm water detention pond

Tinley Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, has completed construction of a naturalized detention basin known as Freedom Pond. The pond was part of a storm water improvement plan that included construction of the detention basin and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) sewer lining project. 

According to the Village of Tinley Park, the naturalized detention basin will provide more functional value to the community by improving water quality, offering cheaper long-term maintenance and more aesthetic value.

While the storm water detention pond is completed, additional landscaping work will continue in the spring to turn the pond into a community space. The pond provides for the storm water needs of the downton Legacy District redevelopment which will create more impervious surfaces and a need for greater storm water capacity elsewhere.