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 fire hydrants starting Monday March 16, 2015, weather permitting. The flushing will be done Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The flushing program will take ten weeks to complete ending on May 30, 2015.
Flushing begins West of Weber Road starting Monday, March 16, 2015. Flushing begins East of Weber Road starting April 27, 2015.
The purpose of flushing is to test fire hydrants and to remove naturally occurring minerals and sediments from water mains.
Signs will posted daily near the areas being flushed.
During, or immediately after hydrant flushing, discolored water could be drawn into your home or business. This water is safe to drink, however it may stain your laundry. If you notice any rusty water, before washing any clothes, please run your water for a few minutes until it runs clear.
If you have any questions regarding the hydrant flushing program, please call Romeoville Public Works at 1-815-886-1870.
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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