The Village of Lincolnshire has completed a process of identifying
all storm sewer outfalls that discharge into streams and rivers. This
process was completed to help prepare for NPDES requirements and also to
determine if all outfalls have been correctly accounted for throughout
Village staff used provided GIS maps showing the existing storm sewer
infrastructure and ArcView technology to review the current system. The
review process allowed staff to verify the data in the GIS system and
report any needed updates. Staff also assigned a unique id system for
each outfall to be maintained for reporting purposes.
After the review, the GIS department conducted the data updates and
produced a Village-wide Storm Sewer Outfall Map showing the newly
developed id system. This map is currently being used to ensure all
outfalls are accounted for and for future planning and reporting
This is a basic example how the GIS department and village staff work
together to ensure the current data is correct and ensure data within
the GIS system is being updated on a regular basis.