The Public Works Department maintains 42 miles of underground storm sewers for stormwater management. Like the village sanitary sewer system, Public Works is responsible for the structural integrity and proper function of this system. The purpose of this system is to collect rainwater and convey it to natural drainage ways, creeks, rivers, and lakes, which in turn return natural water back to the source. This is an important part of the weather cycle.
It is against IEPA regulations and the law to dump anything and especially contaminants, into the street-side storm sewer inlets. These contaminants will be conveyed to the natural waterways, which pollute the environment and make their way into the groundwater, which is the Village's water source.
If you see any resident or person discharging or dumping any type of fluid or solids into the street side storm sewers, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY AND THEN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT 708-503-7702.