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Public Works

Fred BusseThe Public Works Department was created on May 1, 2001 to combine the former Street Department and the Treatment Plant for theĀ  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:
    • Click here to make a one-time e-payment. You will need your 10 digit account # and account balance.
    • Property owners can set up a free direct debit option by downloading and submitting a completed Direct Debit Form.

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Electronics Recycling Information

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Spring 2020 Fire Hydrant Flushing

Consumer Confidence Reports

Engineering Division

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.