Water delivery is one of the most important services undertaken by municipalities to serve constituents. Robinson Engineering has been planning and designing water distribution systems (including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA, systems) for more than 75 years. Our engineers have designed more water reservoirs, pumping stations and elevated tanks than any other engineering firm in the Chicago Southland region.

Robinson ensures proper master planning of wastewater collection facilities, with innovative designs that ensure environmentally safe, cost-effective wastewater collection and treatment. Having successfully completed more than $160 million in sewer rehabilitation projects over the past two decades, we are a recognized leader in the field of sanitary sewer evaluation surveys, as well as in developing and implementing sewer rehabilitation programs.

Water: Supply and Treatment

Robinson specializes in water supply management projects for commercial and municipal clients. We assist our clients with advice on methods to protect ground and surface water supply, as well as providing up-to-date knowledge of regulations regarding groundwater, including preparation of necessary documentation to meet regulatory requirements and acquire necessary permits.

Water: Storage and Pumping

Robinson Engineering provides comprehensive engineering, inspection, rehabilitation, repair, repainting and preventative maintenance services for water system storage tanks. Our approach takes the entire water supply system into account, not just each individual tank. We understand water supply industry trends (water quality regulations, security and safety); water distribution system components (pipe, pressure, flow and equipment); and long-term client goals and objectives (life-cycle cost, quality of work, schedule).

Water: Distribution Systems

Robinson Engineering, Ltd. (REL) brings a reputation for excellence to our extensive water supply and distribution capabilities. Our client communities rely on us to help them support growth, answer regulatory challenges and manage aging systems. By blending technology with experience, our engineers balance fiscal responsibility and environmental concerns.

Wastewater: Collection and Treatment

For sewer systems, not only do we design collection systems, lift stations and conduct infiltration/inflow studies, we also provide wetland delineation, permitting and master planning services.

Robinson has extensive experience in working with a wide range of wastewater treatment processes. Our unmatched team of engineers has project experience that has enabled us to provide our clients with highly customized solutions to their wastewater treatment challenges.

Wastewater: Sewer System Evaluations

Whether achieving municipal compliance with regulatory requirements or proactively implementing local initiatives designed to reduce pumping and treatment costs, our experience assisting Chicagoland municipalities with sewer rehabilitation programs is unmatched.

In-house investigative capabilities include flow monitoring installation and data analysis, manhole inspections, smoke testing, dyed water flood testing, sewer televising video analysis and building inspections. Our sophisticated data processing capabilities allow inspection data to be seamlessly integrated into Geographic Information System (GIS) platforms that allow for powerful information management by community staff members responsible for utility system operations and maintenance.

Wastewater: Long Term Operation and Maintenance

We understand the issues our client communities face with the ever-increasing demand for new and expanded plants, aging infrastructure, and environmental and regulatory requirements. With our unparalleled expertise in wastewater engineering, we help take our clients’ projects from concept to construction, from initial objective to full operation.

Robinson has proven experience in planning, constructing and financing new sewers, as well as designing cost-effective rehabilitation alternatives for aging existing sewer systems, contributes to our leadership in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana wastewater engineering field.


Our wide range of capabilities includes design and construction engineering services for:

  • Water pumping stations
  • Well and well house systems
  • Water treatment/iron removal systems
  • Elevated water tanks
  • Ground storage reservoirs
  • Distribution and supply systems
  • Computer controlled water system operations
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition systems
  • Variable frequency drive installations

When faced with expanding a major highway intersection that affects thousands of people daily, we needed a partner that understood every aspect of the project. Robinson provided the entire range of surveying services, then worked on roadway layout and lighting as well. They’re a valuable part of the team.

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