The Department of Public Works has two divisions: Water and Sewer, and Streets and Alleys. While employees are assigned to a specific division for day to day operations, all Public Works employees are cross-trained in both disciplines.
The village owns and operates its’ own water utility. The village owns three wells that pump treated water to two elevated storage towers. The treated water is then distributed through 143,838 lineal feet of water main to residences and businesses in the village. Routine water tests are conducted daily, and more advanced testing is conducted monthly and annually. All test results are reported to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
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The village also owns and operates its’ own sanitary sewer collection and treatment system. The 102,328 lineal feet of public sanitary sewer main in the village transport wastewater to the village’s wastewater treatment plant. The wastewater treatment plant has a design capacity of 850,000 gallons per day and currently has excess capacity.
Jim Bednarowicz, Manager of Water and Sewer
The Department of Public Works has two divisions: Water and Sewer, and Streets and Alleys. While employees are assigned to a specific division for day to day operations, all Public Works employees are cross-trained in aspects of both disciplines.
STREETS AND ALLEYS
Bob Hennke, Manager
The Streets and Alleys section of the Public Works Department has responsibility for streets and stormwater systems. This department performs maintenance on village property, responds to storm events, maintains storm sewers, conducts JULIE locates, responds to drainage issues, maintains street signage, plows snow, and salts streets. In addition to these tasks, Streets and Alleys conducts the branch pick-up and leaf collection programs.