Water & Sewer
Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and to protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. The Village has six personnel certified by the I.E.P.A. as licensed potable water operators. Our water source is ground water and we treat our water with aeration and ion exchange softening as well as chlorine and fluoride.
Water System Basic Information:
The water system consists of three main areas: Production, Distribution, and Storage.
- The Production System consists of three wells and three ion exchange & aeration facilities. Our total daily pumping capacity is 3400 GPM (4.9 million gallons per day). In 2010 we pumped a total of 390,693,000 gallons for a daily average of 1.07 million gallons per day. Our maximum day pumpage was 1.783 million gallons on August 29, 2010. Well 2 water treatment plant is located in Richton Hills, Well 3 water treatment plant is located in Lakewood, and Well 4 water treatment plant is located in Lincoln Crossings. There is no well number 1.
- The Water Distribution System consists of approximately 42 mils of 6,8,10,12, & 16-inch water main. 650 fire hydrants and 600 water main-line valves. The distribution system also includes 3,500 water meters ranging in size from 3/4" to 3". Annual fire hydrant maintenance includes lubrication, flushing, and inspection. The water main valves are exercised on a three-year cycle. The department also repairs water main breaks and b-boxes as needed. In 2010, we repaired 9 breaks.
- The Storage System includes three elevated towers with a combined capacity of 1 million gallons. Tower 2 is located near well 2 in Richton Hills and has a capacity of 250,000 gallons. Tower 3 is located near well 3 in Lakewood and has a capacity of 250,000 gallons. Tower 4 is located near well 4 in Lincoln Crossings and has a capacity of 500,000 gallons. There is no tower number 1.
Water Plant Annual Pumpage 2006-2010:
|Maximum Daily Pumpage||2,050,000||2,576,000||1,529,000||2,655,000||1,783,000|
|Average Daily Pumpage