Building Department

Village Board Meeting on June 28, 2022 to be held at American Legion Building

Due to Primary Elections being held at the Village Hall on Tuesday
June 28th, 2022 the Village Meeting will be held at the American Legion Building located at 2590 Walter Zimny Drive beginning at 6:30pm. July meetings will resume at the Village Hall. Due to technology constraints, this Village meeting will not be broadcasted on Facebook. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Water Department to Perform Hydrant Flushing

The Posen Public Works Department will flush hydrants throughout Posen beginning the week of May 31st, 2022. Crews will work Monday through Friday between 7am and 3pm— weather permitting. The flushing program is expected to last five weeks, ending July 1st, 2022.

Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the village’s routine maintenance program to assure the best water quality to our residents. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.

During the flushing process, residents may experience low water pressure or slightly discolored water, even if hydrants are being flushed several blocks away. If you experience discoloration in your water service, please do not be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a few minutes. We suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter or shutoff valve (laundry sink, outside faucet) to flush the service. We suggest that on days we flush, you may not want to do laundry during the hours listed above. Possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing. Please note that your water is safe for all other uses and that slightly higher amounts of chlorine will be added to the system during maintenance.

We urge residents to register for Code Red Emergency Community Alerts on the village website. That is how we will update what streets we will be doing the hydrant flushing on the day before. It is also a great source to be notified of any water main breaks, street repair, road closure, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, missing child reports, etc. Residents with questions, comments, and concerns can contact the Posen Public Works Department. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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.