Water & Sewer
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.
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 by BSI Online as testing reminders just prior to the one year anniversary of the previous year’s test date. The test date varies for all residents and can be in the fall or winter months if their backflow device is located inside the residence or building.
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.
- Read chemical labels on household products and dispose of them properly. Do not throw them down the drain. Use natural cleaning products if possible.
- Use the lowers recommended concentration of cleaning products or detergents.
- Dry out unused paint or adhesives rather than disposing of them in liquid form.
- Utilize native plants in your lawn that require little or no water or fertilizer.
- Recycle motor oil & other chemicals at an auto shop or appropriate recycling center. Do not dump them down the storm drain. Many oil change stores will take your used oil for free.
- Wash vehicles at a commercial car wash or on non-paved surfaces to avoid runoff into the storm sewer.
- Compost or recycle yard waste, so it does not wash down the storm drain.
- A leaky faucet can waste up to 150 gallons/month and a leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons/day
- Only use your dishwasher when it is full
- Keep a pitcher of water in your refrigerator so you do not waste tap water waiting for it to get cold.
- Use a cup full of water when shaving instead of keeping your water on.
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
- Use a broom as an alternative to rinsing a driveway or garage with water.
- Use a drip hose to water your garden to avoid evaporation.
- Utilize a rain barrel during the hot summer months.
- Choose plants that are drought resistant.
- A lawn only needs about 1" of water a week. Overwatering is just as dangerous as underwatering.
- Water your lawn in the morning or at night to minimize evaporation.
- Use a grease pencil to mark the water level of your pool at the skimmer. Check the mark 24 hours later to see if you have a leak.
As the water meters are replaced, readings will be taken from the outside meter and the inside meter. These readings may differ, which is known as a "discrepancy" reading. For an explanation of water discrepancy readings, click here.
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.
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.