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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Annual Recycling Extravaganza
On September 19th the Village will hold its annual Recycling Extravaganza! New this year, will be the collection of lumber and vinyl siding. See a complete listing of items accepted and more information here.

Hydrant Maintenance
Public Works crews will be performing the annual fall fire hydrant maintenance beginning the week of August 10, 2015. Workers will visit more than 900+ hydrants over the course of a six week period. During hydrant maintenance, each hydrant is thoroughly inspected and port caps are oiled and greased to ensure proper operability. Crews may also be opening specific hydrants in order to pull fresh water into the distribution system. The fall maintenance is done to ensure that Lombard residents are receiving the highest quality drinking water in their homes, and that fire hydrants can be operated by the Fire Department and Public Works repair crews in a time of need. 
Ash Tree 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. 

The contractor is finishing up work south of Roosevelt Rd. and has a list of about 100 trees north of the railroad tracks and west of N. Main St. which they will begin working on soon and should complete by the end of September. They are running about a month to a month and a half behind the removal for the stump grinding.