We are honored to share the news that RainReady Midlothian has been designated as one of 15 new Infrastructure Game Changers by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The new Game Changers describe “groundbreaking infrastructure projects that represent the latest trends in transportation, water, freight, and energy infrastructure”, and that are “changing the way we plan and build projects to address our nation’s infrastructure needs.” Game Changers was developed by ASCE’s Committee on America’s Infrastructure, also responsible for ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, and spans the 16 categories of infrastructure graded in the Report Card, and come from across the United States.
As noted by ASCE, Midlothian, Illinois lacked the financial resources necessary to tackle the chronic flooding affecting residents in the village. CNT’s RainReady program worked with the Village trustees and the amazing group of residents, Floodlothian Midlothian, to develop a multi-pronged flood plan called RainReady Midlothian. The work was done in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).
It’s been a good year for RainReady Midlothian: the Midlothian work was awarded the Public Outreach Award by the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stomwater Management, and Midlothian has also been selected to receive an Honorable Mention for Sustainable Landscaping from MWRD at their Sustainability Summit in Chicago on October 7, 2016 for the Grills Hardware Rain Garden installation led by Floodlothian Midlothian.