Sanitary Sewer System
The sanitary sewer system collects and carries wastewater from residential (sinks, toilets, showers and washing machines) and commercial sources through the Village’s system and delivers it to the Fox River Water Reclamation District for treatment. Sanitary sewers are routinely televised to identify problem areas and storm inlets are periodically vacuumed to prevent flooding and blockages in storm sewers. Five sanitary lift stations for the timely transmission of waste material for treatment to the Fox River Water Reclamation District are managed and maintained.
Property damage by sanitary sewer backups can be costly. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to minimize the possibility of a sanitary sewer backup. Backups usually occur when matter is introduced into the sewer that should not have been. Sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, washing machines and floor drains in basements are all sources of wastewater that enter the sanitary sewer system. Material that should not be disposed of into the sanitary sewer system include: cooking grease; garbage disposal by products; hygiene products; disposable diapers and other paper and plastic products. Your private line is the sewer line extending from your building to the main line and includes the point of connection to the main line. If you experience a problem with your sewer service, contact Public Works for a check of the Village’s main line.