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Non-essential water use (such as lawn sprinkling,
car washing) is prohibited
between 12:00pm and 6:00pm from May 15 through
This Division is comprised of two previously separate Water and Sewer Divisions with a combined twenty-one (21) full-time employees (one (1) Utility Superintendent, two (2) Field Supervisors, three (3) Certified Water Operators and fifteen (15) Maintenance Operators.
The Division maintains, operates, and repairs the Village's sanitary/storm sewer collector and conveyance system and water distribution system.
The Village has received treated Lake Michigan water from the City of Evanston through the Northwest Water Commission since 1985. Treated Lake Michigan water is distributed through the Village's water distribution system.
The water distribution system includes all activities,
maintenance, service and repairs associated with the
transmission of above Lake Michigan water through the
distribution system to all of its customers in sufficient
quantities and quality to meet the demands of its users and
required fire protection flows.
If residents experience a low water pressure or smell unusual
odor, please contact the Public Works Department at (847)
279-6900. Utility personnel will contact you to check your
Storm sewer system collects and conveys storm water to Buffalo Creek/McDonald Creek/the William Rogers Memorial Diversion Channel and eventually to the Des Plaines River. Division personnel perform periodic maintenance to keep storm sewer system in good operating condition. During periods of heavy and/or prolonged rainfall, crews are assigned to clean debris from storm sewer inlets and monitor & maintain all creek flows and levels.
Click here for important stormwater pollution information.