MOUNT PLEASANT — In the event of a heavy rainfall, the proposed stormwater controls for the Foxconn Technology Group campus would “effectively protect downstream rivers and land from increased flooding,” analysts say.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission has released its floodplain evaluation of the Des Plaines River Watershed portion of the Foxconn development, particularly around Areas I and II of the project, which is being developed in the far southwest corner of Mount Pleasant.
“We applaud the work of the Village of Mount Pleasant and Foxconn in developing an effective stormwater control plan that ensures the health of our waterways and protects downstream land,” said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave.
Through hydrologic modeling, SEWRPC engineers tested the ability of the proposed stormwater facilities to control runoff from the anticipated increased level of development.
The study demonstrated that the stormwater controls will be effective at maintaining or reducing downstream flood flows, according to a press release from Racine County.
“I want to thank SEWRPC for its diligence in this analysis, and Foxconn for the planning that resulted in these positive findings,” Delagrave said. “We will continue to work cooperatively with SEWRPC, the Village of Mount Pleasant, and Kenosha County to address stormwater concerns and protect downstream land.”
“We applaud the work of the Village of Mount Pleasant and Foxconn in developing an effective stormwater control plan that ensures the health of our waterways and protects downstream land.” Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County executive