Public Works Department - Water & Sewer
- Meter Replacement
- Backflow Prevention
- Sod Restoration
- Call JULIE
- Sanitary Sewers
The Water/Sewer Division is responsible for supplying clean, safe drinking water to the residents of Burr Ridge and is responsible for the pumping, storage and distribution system which provides Lake Michigan water to Burr Ridge. This task requires the maintenance of the Village Pump Center and distribution systems which includes buildings, pumps, communication systems, tower/reservoir maintenance, water sampling/testing, water main repairs, fire hydrant flushing, valve exercising and water meter reading. The system includes a pumping station, a 3 million gallon underground reservoir, 2 million and 300,000 gallon elevated storage tanks and a standby system of wells. Lake Michigan water is rechlorinated at the Burr Ridge pumping station before being distributed to residents. The Water/Wastewater Division is responsible for water testing, water main repairs, fire hydrant flushing, valve exercising, water meter reading, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system, including lift stations, in Cook County. Sewer system duties include maintenance of the sanitary sewer system (including lift stations) in Cook County.
Meter Replacement Program
The Village is in the process of replacing all water meters in the Carriage Way Subdivision. We will be replacing both the inside meter and outside reading device with a water meter with radio read technology. The new meter system will also include an outside touchpad to conform to current meter reading requirements. This work will be accomplished at no charge to you. Meters will be replaced between the hours 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday and should take approximately one hour to complete.
Water samples are taken at 10 residential locations throughout the Village and sent to an independent laboratory for monthly testing.
2012 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality
Backflow Prevention Inspections
Under the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA guidelines, the Village (water supplier) is held responsible for compliance and enforcement of all cross‐connection and backflow regulations and standards. In order to comply with this obligation, the management of the Village’s Cross‐Connection Control Program has been contracted to Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI). BSI offers this service as a web based, online accessible, automated backflow tracking system known as BSI Online. (See attached information).
In order for the Village to comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, we require any business or residential home with an RPZ devise for backflow prevention to have it inspected yearly by a licensed plumber. Homes with a water meter larger than 1" in diameter and homes with sprinkler systems also require installation of RPZ devices and must have them inspected yearly.
Letters are sent in April and the inspections must be completed by July. If you have any questions, call the Public Works Department at (630) 323-4733.
Sod restoration begins in the spring and continues through the fall. Any right-of-way that was damaged from water main repairs will be restored after proper ground settlement takes place and weather permits.
Dial 8-1-1 for the JULIE One Call System
For safety's sake, before digging, it is imperative to call JULIE, the underground locating system at their new number 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123 to have utilities on your property located. There is no charge to the caller for the locates. All municipalities are required to be members of JULIE. Water lines, sewer lines and Village owned street light cables are included in locates for the Village. Visit www.illinois1call.com for more information.
The APWA (American Public Works Assocation) utilizes a uniform marking color code to identify different underground utilities.
Burr Ridge Sanitary Sewers
All residents who reside within the following boundaries are part of the Burr Ridge Sanitary Sewer System. East of County Line Road and South of Plainfield Road. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewer system should be directed to the Burr Ridge Public Works at 630-323-4733.
DuPage County Sanitary Sewers
All residents who reside within the following boundaries are part of the DuPage County Sanitary Sewer System. West of County Line Road and south of I-55 and residents residing in Babson Park. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewers should be directed to DuPage County Public Works at 630-964-7503
Hinsdale Sanitary Sewers
All residents who reside within the following boundaries are part of the Hinsdale Sanitary Sewer System. Areas north of I-55 and west of County Line Road with the exception of Babson Park and businesses on Brush Hill Road. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewers should be directed to Hinsdale Sanitary District at 630-323-3299.
Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District
DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS TO THE VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE.
DO NOT DROP YOUR PAYMENT IN THE ENVELOPE DEPOSITORY AT THE VILLAGE HALL.
DO NOT USE VILLAGE FORMS TO ENROLL IN PAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR FLAGG CREEK.
THE VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE AND FLAGG CREEK WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT ARE SEPARATE TAXING BODIES. WE CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS ON THEIR BEHALF. SEND PAYMENTS TO 7001 N. FRONTAGE RD., BURR RIDGE, IL 60527.
The sanitary sewer system for all residents who reside within the following boundaries are part of the Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District. Areas north of I-55 and west of County Line Road with the exception of Babson Park and businesses on Brush Hill Road. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewers should be directed to Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District at 630-323-3299.
Lift Station Maintenance
Lift stations are located in Arrowhead Farms, Chasemoor, and Highland Fields Subdivisions.