The Public Works Department was created on May 1, 2001 to combine the former Street Department and the Treatment Plant for the purpose of greater efficiency and coordination. On May 1, 2007 the Water Department became part of the Public Works Department to continue to increase the quality and efficiency of services.
Public Works Director – Fred Busse
CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
To protect employees and residents, water meter replacements are not being performed at this time. Once we are able to make appointments, letters will be sent.
Unreadable meters will not be assessed an estimated bill fee at this time.
New construction meter installation will continue to be performed by appointment. Please call 815-895-4516 to schedule.
The utility billing office is closed to the general public until further notice.
- Checks and Money Orders may be placed in City drop boxes located at the Sycamore Center (Somonauk Street side of building at 308 W State St) and at Public Works (475 N Cross St).
- At this time, cash is not accepted.
- Residents are encouraged to utilize electronic payment options:
Consumer Confidence Reports
- 2019 Consumer Confidence Report
- 2018 Consumer Confidence Report
- 2017 Consumer Confidence Report
- 2016 Consumer Confidence Report
- 2015 Consumer Confidence Report
The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of public and private infrastructure improvements. These improvements include street maintenance and construction projects, as well as water, sanitary and storm sewer distribution system maintenance and improvements. The Engineering Division also performs residential, commercial and subdivision site plan reviews, provides information on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), monitors soil erosion control practices, monitors floodplain issues and maintains the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.