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 the volume and pressure that is needed as well as the needs for 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. The division maintains over 60 miles of water main ranging in size from 6 inches to 20 inches in diameter. We also maintain 750 fire hydrants and flush them on a yearly basis, repair or replace broken water mains, water services, and water meters. We read 7,000 water meters each quarter.
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.
For water bill payments we have a number of options available to you. You can either mail your payment in, pay in person at the Village Hall, use the convenient drop box located at 94th and Kedzie, or take advantage of the new direct debit. Download direct debit form here! When using the drop box, please include your stub and payment, please do not include cash. We also accept credit cards!
For final water bills: the village only accepts cash, certified check, or money orders when paid in person. If the final water bill is paid by mail, only certified checks or money orders will be accepted. No credit cards accepted for final water bills.
This division maintains over 65 miles of sanitary sewer and 50 miles of storm sewer each year by high velocity flushing. Repairs are made by either replacing or by relining the sewer line. All reconstruction of storm basins are performed by division employees.
The Basics of Illicit Discharges Into The Storm Sewer System
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.
Additional information pamphlets are available at the Village Hall.
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
The Village of Evergreen Park requires an erosion control plan appropriate for each proposed development in incorporated Village areas. See our plan.
Runoff Creates Pollution
Take a look and see how anything going down a street sewer can create contaminants; and how to avoid it.