Building Department

Water Backflow Prevention Program

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 three years. Posen water customers will receive a survey post card in the mail soon, if not already.

Please simply follow the directions on the post card for completion of the survey. There is no cost and it takes only a few moments to complete. Surveys should be completed within 30 days of receipt of the post card.

The Village of Posen is utilizing the services of Aqua Backflow from Elgin to assist with program operations, including the survey. They specialize in cross connection control program management. Note that if you have or require backflow protection, you may be also notified for compliance (testing, repairs, or installations) by Aqua Backflow. Contact them at 847-742-2296 or info@AquaBackflow.com 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 Aqua Backflow or Posen staff.

Accepting Applications for Electrical Inspector

The Village of Posen is currently accepting applications for Electrical Inspector in our Building Department.

A valid Illinois driver’s license is required as well as experience  as a Licensed Supervising Electrician with knowledge of the City of Chicago Electrical Code as well as International Building and Electrical Code.
Bi-Lingual is a preference

Applications are available now at the Village Hall between the
hours of 9am to 5pm.

Pritzker Announces $42 Million Water Assistance Program for Low-Income Households

To help low-income families unable to pay water and sewer bills avoid shutoffs, Governor JB Pritzker and DCEO recently announced the new $42 million Low-Income Household Water Assistance Plan (LIHWAP), under the Help Illinois Families (HIF) initiative. Funded in part through ARPA, LIHWAP builds on $327 million in emergency assistance launched earlier this year for income eligible families facing difficulty with paying utility and other essential household bills.

To apply for these programs or water assistance, visit DCEO’s website helpillinoisfamilies.com, or contact the hotline service providing real-time assistance in over 30 languages at 1-833-711-0374.

Free Face Masks Still Available at Village Hall

The Village of Posen in cooperation with Cook County are giving away for free cloth Facemasks. The masks are available for pick up at the Village Hall during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am-Noon. There is a limit of 2 masks per household members up to 5 members. There is just a short simple form to complete which can be downloaded below and brought into the Village hall to receive your masks. Forms are available at the window as well.