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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Manhole Inspections
Starting the week of September 28th Midwest Water Group, a contractor working for the Village, will be televising manholes in the right-of-way and within Village utility easements. Per manhole, the televising process takes less than 30 minutes. The purpose of the inspection is to evaluate and catalog manhole conditions for future rehabilitation or replacement.

Hydrant Maintenance
Public Works crews are in the midst of completing the annual fall fire hydrant maintenance. 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

Over 1,100 trees were effected by the Emerald Ash Borer. To date, roughly 1,000 trees have been removed. 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 has finished work south of Roosevelt Rd. and is currently working north of the railroad tracks. Work should be completed by the end of September. They are running about a month to a month and a half behind the removal for the stump grinding.