Public Works FAQ’s
When can we put out branches for the Village to pick up?
The following are scheduled pickup dates from May 1st to October 31st of this year. Alternative dates are provided in the event of inclement weather.
- Western Ave. west to Harrison from 139th St. to 147th St. Pick up dates will be the first Monday and Tuesday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Monday & Tuesday of the month.
- California west to Kedzie from 144th St. to 147th St. Pick up dates will be the first Wednesday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Wednesday of the month.
- San Francisco west to Kedzie from 147th St. to 150th St. Pick up dates will be the first Thursday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Thursday of the month.
- Palmer west to Mozart from 147th St. to 150th St. Pick up dates will be the first Friday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Friday of the month.
What are the guidelines for placing branches at the curbside?
Branches should be placed at the curbside, in the parkway, with the cut-side facing the curb. Please refrain from putting anything out that is larger than 6 inches in diameter; the chipper has trouble getting these through because it is meant for smaller brush. This makes for easier pick up, ensuring us to have more time to stay on schedule. We also have a time limit of fifteen minutes per household. Branches must come from the work of the resident, not a private company. Private companies are to make their own arrangements for branch removal. Public Works does not pick up branches that are put in the alleys. Please make notice that branches placed for pick up are not blocked by parked vehicles. Due to the chance of damaging the vehicle, the branches will be bypassed.
When are the hydrants flushed in my area?
Hydrants are flushed twice yearly. It is done around April and October, with varying dates. Signs are posted around town one week prior to flushing to inform the residents.
Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns with my water bill?
All issues with water billing should be addressed to the Village Hall at 708-385-0139. The water Department is not involved in making bill adjustments, payments, or price rates.
Which areas of the plumbing pipes is the responsibility of the homeowner?
All water lines from the B-Box in the yard and into the house are the homeowner’s responsibility. The one exception is the water meter itself, which is Village property.
Do you test the water we have?
Yes. Samples of the water are taken to the PDC Lab once a month. The water is tested for bacteria, per EPA regulations.