A Orland Contractor's Road Work Project is Threatning Wetlands

A Orland Contractor's Road Work Project is Threatning Wetlands

SSG — A contractor for Orland Park's $5 million roads-improvement project is currently under investigation by local government regulatory agencys for failing to protect Orland Park's wetlands near their construction site from their contaminated storm run off into the area.

The company at the center of the investigation is Austin-Tyler Construction of Elwood Illinois. They have been storing large piles of crushed asphalt in a lot at 9401 W. 143rd Street, and it seems did not properly cover muitiple storm drains in the area from run off. The investigation by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District found.

The catch basins, discharge about 200 feet south of the intersection at 143rd Street and Humphrey Drive into Orland Parks wetlands on the side of Humphrey. Without the correct filters, runoff water had the potential to contaminate Orland Park's wetlands.

A agency inspector discovered the infraction error onWednesday at about 4:15 p.m. after a resident had filed a complaint with the water reclamation district.

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