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The City of Jerseyville recently completed Phase 1 of its Pleasant Street and Vicinity Drainage Improvements. New storm sewer pipe, inlet structures, and a new stormwater detention basin were constructed by Maul Excavating in the vicinity of Spruce/Exchange/Giddings Streets near East Grade School, utilizing $150,000 in grant funding previously obtained from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. This portion of the City consists of a nearly 50 acre drainage basin, handling stormwater runoff for both residential and commercial properties. The detention basin will assist with storing stormwater during high intensity rain events, and better manage peak flows in downstream storm sewer pipes, reducing future flooding events in the region. Phase 2 improvements are anticipated as part of the City’s 5-year capital improvement plan, consisting of additional storm sewer pipe upgrades south toward Arch Street, and north toward Snedeker Street, to upgrade adjacent portions of the aging storm sewer piping system, and to complement the new detention basin. The City has been focusing on long-term stormwater management within various drainage basins and targeted regions of the City in recent years.