The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Village’s sewer and stormwater collection and conveyance systems, which include 72 miles of combined, storm, and sanitary sewers.
Requirements for storm water management and grading exist for projects that include constructing a new house, addition or planned development. A grading and storm water management plan must be submitted by a civil engineer for developments that exceed certain thresholds. Plans are required to address localized grading around the property and to reduce the impact of storm water on the sewer system. For the construction of a typical new house, storm water management includes the installation of below grade retention systems, and site grading that's in compliance with local codes and generally accepted engineering practices.