Knowles Road Water Tower
The Village of Gurnee finished the long awaited construction of the Knowles Road Water Tower in summer 2020. This project was started following the removal of the Old Grand Water Tower #1, one of the five above ground water storage facilities maintained by the Village of Gurnee. The Village needed to increase total storage capacity and also identified the need to improve water pressure and reliability residents west of Hunt Club Road. With this construction there was increased water pressure and the Village saw additional water storage, increasing the total capacity to approximately 8 million gallons, or 2.2 days of average consumption. In addition to the construction of the Knowles Road Water Tower, the Village made additional improvements to the Village's water distribution system by constructing a booster pump station and steel prefabricated pressure reducing valve stations located on Almond Road and Foxworth Lane. These improvements were financed primarily through a loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The $6,132,208 loan has an interest rate of 1.84% and will be repaid over 20 years.