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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Leak Detection Survey
Beginning Monday, May 11th, ADS LLC, the Village's contractor, will be working in the North Industrial Park (North of North Avenue), the Lombard Meadows subdivision and all areas south of Wilson Avenue performing a leak detection survey on the Village's water distribution system. The Village performs an annual leak detection survey on approximately 85 miles of water mains, or one-half of the water distribution system each year. Annual leak detection surveys are considered essential in water conservations and for reducing non-revenue water loss. The 2014 Leak Detection Survey pinpointed eight leaks with an average daily water loss of 195,000 gallons per day. If left alone, these leaks would equate to $819.00 per day or $298,935.00 annually. It is not required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, but the Village is mandated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Lake Michigan Order to do proper accounting for water consumption and loss. Leak detection is an excellent way to locate and repair leaks that are not apparent.
 
Ash Tree Removal
The Forestry Division has begun marking severely infested Ash trees for removal. Approximately 1,100 trees are scheduled to be removed in 2015 due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Trees that will be removed are marked by a red dot. If trees are marked with a red "X" they also will be removed, but due to issues other than Emerald Ash Borer. The replacement process will begin this year as well, but will be spread over several years due to limited availability of suitable replacement trees. The goal is to replace every tree where there is room for a new tree according to the Village’s planting spacing requirements.

Parkway Restoration Standard Change 
Traditionally Public Works has used sod for all parkway restorations. However, going forward the policy will be to use 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...