Public Works

The Public Works Department consists of seven divisions, each of which performs specific duties to maintain Village infrastructure.

The Public Works Department provides the essential services of maintaining the water system, sewer system and streets.  Serving the community involves many activities such as:

  • Traffic control
  • Forestry and Landscaping
  • Street Sweeping and Paving
  • Water Treatment and Pumping
  • Construction of Public Infrastructure
  • Water Main Replacement and Repairs
  • Sanitary and Storm Water Sewer Maintenance and Repairs
  • Contract Oversight for Refuse & Recycling Pick-Up and Mosquito Abatement
The Public Works Department business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, a Public Works employee is always on call. For situations that occur after-hours that require immediate attention, contact the Police Department at (630) 873-4400 and they will notify the Public Works on-call employee.

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Holiday Lights Recycling
The Village is collecting holiday lights and extension cords (working or not) through January 16, 2015 for recycling. A collection bin is located in front of the Public Works building at 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Avenue, just south of the Village Hall. Residents and businesses may drop off at any time, including evenings and weekends.

According to the energystar.gov, LED lights strands use 65% less electricity, can last 10 times longer, and lower the risk of fire since they are cooler than incandescent lights strands. Elgin Recycling will pay the Village for the copper content and the proceeds will be used to offset the Village’s costs for its Recycling Extravaganza. Half ton of lights are typically collected each year in Lombard.

Parkway Restoration Standard Change 
Traditionally Public Works has used sod for all parkway restorations.  Effective immediately, we will be changing from sod to seed with matting for new utility digs and stump removals. Not only will this change expedite the restoration process, the grass grown from seed will be better adapted to the area it's grown in.  Large-scale capital projects such as street reconstructions will still use sod as the finished surface. More info...