ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
Below are the Village of Romeoville’s drinking water quality reports detailing the results of the Village’s water quality monitoring and testing programs and provides information about the water system. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we did not print and mail the 2012 reports this year, but have made it available below. If you wish to have a paper copy, you can print one from the below link. You can also receive a printed version by contacting our Public Works Department at (815) 886-1870. Para obtener una copia de este reporte en Español, llame al (815) 886-1870.
2011 Water Quality Report
2010 Water Quality Report
2009 Water Quality Report
Please note, these reports are in PDF format, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view this information. If you do not have Adobe Reader, download for free by clicking here.
FROZEN PIPE NEWSLETTER
Click here for the lastest information on how to protect your home from frozen water pipes.
HYDRANT FLOW TEST DATA
Hydrant Flow Test Data Report
ROUTINE FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING
The Village of Romeoville will be flushing the fire hydrants April 1 through May 30, 2014. The flushing will be done Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Flushing will begin on the west side of Weber Road starting Tuesday, April 1st and ending Wednesday, April 30th. Flushing on the east side of Weber Road will be Tuesday, April 15th through Friday, May 30th.
We will have signs posted on the day near the area that is being flushed.
The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment and mineral deposits that settle on the bottom of water mains and to verify proper operation of hydrants. Discolored water can be drawn into homes or businesses if water is used during or immediately after area water mains are flushed. The discolored water results from naturally occurring minerals that will be dislodged during flushing. This mineralized water is not harmful to drink, but could cause laundry stains. If you are experiencing rusty water, please run the water for several minutes until clear before doing laundry. If you have any questions or concerns about the water main flushing, please call the Romeoville Public Works Department at (815) 886-1870.
WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
May 10th through September 10th
OUTDOOR WATER USES
DAYS: Addresses ending in even numbers may water on even number calendar days.
Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on odd number calendar days.
HOURS: 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
NEWLY SODDED AND SEEDED LAWNS
A permit to water your lawns for newly sodded and seeded yards can be obtained by contacting the Public Works Department at 815-886-1870.
- This Permit: Is valid for 14 days
- Allows you to water everyday within the permitted hours
- After the 14 days, normal restrictions apply
- Water your lawn in the morning or early evening when the least evaporation occurs.
- Watering during the “Heat” of the day may scald or burn your lawn. Tiny water droplets on grass leaves act as miniature magnifying glasses.
- You can tell when it’s time to water your lawn by stepping on it. If your footprints leave a long lasting imprint instead of bouncing back, it’s time to water.
- DO NOT WATER THE PAVEMENT! Position sprinklers so that your lawn and garden receive the water.
- Do not drizzle. A light sprinkling is the least effective method of watering. A good soaking gets the roots. Let the water slowly sink in. A lot of water applied quickly runs off into gutters. Use a kitchen timer as a reminder to turn off sprinklers.
- A normal lawn requires watering to a depth of about 6 to 8 inches. This should take between 1 to 2 inches of water over the lawn surface. You can measure this by placing an empty soup can in the area where watering is being done and measure the amount of water collected in the area. Or, on the average, it should take about 1 hour to soak an area thoroughly. Don’t forget to set a timer as a reminder it’s time to move the sprinkler.
- Longer grass means less evaporation. Let grass grow taller in hot, dry weather. Set your mower one notch higher than normal.
- If you have a kiddie pool, recycle that water by using it on your off day to water trees, shrubs, and flowers with a bucket. If you don’t have a kiddie pool, on your allowed sprinkling days, fill a bucket or other container to water on your off days.
For additional tips and information, we recommend that you contact your landscaping professional or lawn and garden shop.
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