We would like to welcome you to the official website for the Village of Posen. The Village has developed this website to provide residents, businesses, and visitors with access to the services provided by the Village, information on the activities of the Village Government, and news about events occurring within the community. We hope you find this website informative, useful, and easy to use. We are always updating our website, and would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. Thanks for visiting.
Village News and Announcements
WATER USE SITE SURVEY ERROR
The Village of Posen has contracted with Aqua Backflow to complete an Illinois EPA required survey of all water customers in the Village to comply with Backflow Prevention requirements. The Village of Posen is aware of an error on the billing and site address portion of the Water Use Site Survey that all residents and businesses have received in the mail from Aqua Backflow. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this issue.
We would still appreciate your efforts to complete the survey as it is an important part of our cross connection control program. For the Village to remain compliant, cooperation from all residential and commercial property owners is essential and a critical part of this program.
You can revise the form with your correct Billing Information and Site Information, or you may contact Aqua Backflow at (847) 742-2296 if you have questions or require assistance. The survey is short and quick. You can also fill out the survey online at AquaBackflow.com. Go to the forms tab and select Water Use Survey. The password is “Illinois.”
There will also be blank survey forms available at the Village Hall which can be filled out and submitted there when paying your water bill.
We apologize about the inconvenience and appreciate your efforts to fill out the survey.
Required Water Cross Connection Survey
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires every water supplier to develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program for the elimination of existing cross connections and prevention or protection from all future cross connections. Regulations are in place to protect our drinking water systems
A requirement of the program is to conduct a survey of all water customers every 2 years. All Posen water customers will receive a survey form in the mail soon, if not already.
Please simply follow the directions, complete, and return the short survey form immediately after you receive it. The survey can be returned for free via an online form, fax, or email. It can also be returned via the U.S. Postal Service.
The contractor hired to implement and oversee Posen’s program is Aqua Backflow from Elgin, IL. They specialize in cross connection control program management. Please return all surveys to them, not the village. Note that if you have or require backflow protection, you may be notified for compliance (testing, repairs, or installations) by Aqua Backflow. Contact them at 847-742-2296 or
with any questions.
Posen’s Cross Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health. We ask for your cooperation with our program, its enforcement, and any requests for information that comes from village staff or Aqua Backflow.
Street Sweeping has been changed
Street sweeping has been changed due to the fact that we still have many trees with leaves as a result of the warm fall we are experiencing.
Watch for posted signs as the date approaches. We apologize for the confusion.
DO NOT RAKE OR BLOW LEAVES INTO THE STREET.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 East and South side of the street
Wednesday,November 30th, 2016 North and West sides of the street
To insure the street area in front of your property is swept, have all vehicles removed from the street. The area in front of your residence will not be swept if there are any obstacles blocking the area in front of your property as well as that of our neighbor. The trucks require room to maneuver.
Winter is coming... Please Help us Keep Fire Hydrants Clear
You Could Be Digging Up More Than Just Dirt.
Landscape improvements add beauty and value to your home. From modest designs to elaborate projects they enhance outdoor living space and can be a source of enjoyment. However, these projects also have the potential to cause quite a headache if you neglect to follow an important first step. Before you or a contractor do any digging on your property, simply call JULIE at 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123.
You can also enter your locate request via www.illinois1call.com.
Even simple projects like planting a tree or shrub to more complex projects like installing a deck,fence or home addition require a call because you never know what's down below. Beneath what youmay think is the perfect spot may be a bunch of different types of utility lines that if hit while diggingcan cause all sorts of damage and affect service to you or others and lead to costly repairs. All this can be avoided by contacting JULIE and having a professional locator from member facility owner companies come out and mark the approximate location of the utility lines on your property, for free, before you dig. (JULIE personnel do not perform locating or marking services). “With a growing trend of do-it-yourselfers focusing on outdoor beautification and home improvement projects, the first step to any successful project is notifying JULIE,” said Kevin Chmura, director of public relations for JULIE, Inc. “Safe digging is no accident. When homeowners inadvertently cut or damage lines during so-called routine projects, the results can still take a staggering toll, in terms of costly delays, environmental or property damage, liability, personal injury and even loss of life.” Types of projects that require notifying JULIE include, but are not limited to, planting trees, bushes or shrubs; putting up a fence or tent; installing a swing set, a mail box post or water feature such as a pool, pond or fountain; building a deck; or preparing a new garden or landscape area. JULIE’s call center agents are available to receive and process requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week at either 8-1-1 or 800-892-0123. E-Request, a free, web-based program for homeowners with Internet access who prefer to enter their own utility locate requests via www.illinois1call.com is also a popular option. Based in Joliet, the not-for-profit organization represents 1,800 members and annually receives 1 million locate requests. Because one call to JULIE results in communication with multiple member utility companies, notifications to JULIE, Inc. last year resulted in 5.8 million messages being transmitted to members. JULIE neither owns nor marks any underground lines.
For a copy of JULIE’s Homeowner’s Guide, an explanation of the color-code markings and information about the one-call process, visit www.illinois1call.com.
Online Water Payments Now Available!!!
The Village of Posen is pleased to announce that we now accept water/sewer bill payments online. Just click on the symbol on this page in the right side tab to be directed to the Illnois E-Pay web site specifically designed for the Village of Posen. On this site you can pay your Village of Posen water and sewer bills on-line via a secure Internet transaction.
You can also make your credit card payments by phone by calling 877-455-3729 or 877-ILL-EPAY – once you dial the number listen for the menu and then at the prompts say “municipality” then when prompted, say “Village of Posen” and you should be able to get right to the system. Please have your 10 digit account number ready when calling.
This on-line or telephone payment service offers an efficient and easy way to pay your water/sewer bills.
There will be a convenience fee (based on the amount of your bill) charged for using either system. The fee is not charged or collected by the Village of Posen.
Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to be posted to your account.
The Village of Posen hopes you find this service convenient and easy to use.
If you have questions regarding your bill, please call (708) 385-0139.
Village Launches CodeRED Emergency Communications System
The Village of Posen has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida for its “CodeRED” high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives Village officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification / information messages such as, boil – water notices, missing children, missing persons, evacuation notices, utility outages, fires, hostage situations, chemical spills, gas leaks or any other emergency incident where rapid notification is essential. This system is only offered to residents and businesses within the Village of Posen free of charge.
Although most residences and businesses are automatically put in the system, the Village of Posen urges all individuals and businesses to click on the link located on the right side of each our web site pages to the “CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection” page to make sure that your information is current and accurate we request that you complete the form. If you have a friend or family member who does not have internet service, please help them by entering their information for them. If you have any questions you may call the Village of Posen Administrative Offices at 708-385-0139.
The information in the database will only be used for emergency, weather and important notification purposes and will not be shared with any other parties. Questions about the system should be directed to Fire Chief Kevin Szewczyk at 708-385-3110
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMMUNITY CODE RED ALERTS