Water is a precious commodity and water conservation should be taken seriously.
Here are a few water conservation tips that can be practiced in your home.
The purpose of the Water Division is to provide our customers with good clean potable drinking water.
In January of 2004, a new state-of-the-art water pumping station was put into service along with a new 20-inch water distribution main. This will enable the division to provide all residential and commercial customers with the volume and pressure that is needed as well as the needs of the fire department in fighting fires. These needs can only be met through the efforts of all of the Water Division employees. No modern community, such as Evergreen Park, could exist without a modern water pumping station to supply safe drinking water to the public it serves.
An understanding of the nature of illicit discharges in urban watersheds is essential to find, fix and prevent them:
The term "illicit discharge" has many meanings in regulation and practice, but we use a four-part definition.
1. Illicit discharges are defined as a storm drain that has measurable flow during dry weather containing pollutants and/or pathogens. A storm drain with measurable flow but containing no pollutants is simply considered a discharge.
2. Each illicit discharge has a unique frequency, composition, and mode of entry in the storm drain system.
3. Illicit discharges are frequently caused when the sewage disposal system interacts with the storm drain system. A variety of monitoring techniques is used to locate and eliminate illegal sewage connections. These techniques trace sewage flows from the stream or outfall, and go back up the pipes or conveyances to reach the problem connection.
4. Illicit discharges or other pollutants are produced from specific source areas and operations known as "generating sites". Knowledge about these generating sites can be helpful to locate and prevent non-sewage illicit discharges. Depending on the regulatory status of specific "generating sites", education, enforcement, and other pollution prevention techniques can be used to manage this class of illicit discharges.
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
The Village of Evergreen Park requires an erosion control plan appropriate for each proposed development in incorporated Village areas.
Runoff Creates Pollution
See how anything going down a street sewer can create contaminants; and how to avoid it (PDF)