The Village maintains the pump stations and sewer mains on a daily basis. Annual pump maintenance by the manufacturer is performed with additional repairs scheduled. The sanitary mains are televised for defects and inflow/infiltration and repairs are scheduled.
Sanitary Sewer Back-Ups
Sanitary sewer backups are caused when the sewer main or lateral becomes full to the point that the sewage backs up and enters the residence or business. Most of the time, sewer backups can be prevented by following the following steps:
- Ensure the sump pump is not connected to the sanitary sewer line.
- Do not allow grease or oils to go down the drain. Collect them in a container and throw them in your garbage once cooled.
- Do not flush any non-biodegradable material into the sewer system, such as rags, clothes, cleaning wipes, anything plastic, dental floss, or feminine sanitary products.
If you experience a sewer backup, please remember that it is untreated wastewater and you should avoid contact without proper protection. Sanitary sewerage is a health hazard. Please call Village Hall at 847-356-8252 during regular business hours (8:30- 4:30). If after 4:30 p.m., weekends or holidays call the Village dispatch at 847-356-5400 and the Dutyman will be contacted to inspect the back-up