Update on the East DeKalb Drive Sanitary Sewer

The Village was successful in removing the blockage in the sanitary sewer main located in the 400 block of East DeKalb Drive.  The Village removed a large quantity of gravel from the system, the main is clear and waste is now flowing properly.  The Village will continue its investigation of how and where the gravel entered the system so that this type of situation does not occur again.  It is now okay to go back to your regular water usage.

Also, the Village will soon begin a new preventative maintenance program by jetting, televising and root cutting the mains throughout the Village.  The Village has been broken up into Work Areas and each year a different Work Area will be jetted, televised and root cut.   This program will clean the mains and allow the Village the ability to see the condition of the mains so that we can prepare to repair/replace the mains as needed, and then allow us to make any repairs before we remove and replace streets. This will also prevent cutting open newly laid asphalt.