La Grange Water System
The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Village's potable water system which includes:
- 60 miles of water main
- 4,500 water meters and services
- 591 fire hydrants
- 862 water valves
The Department is responsible for complying with the water quality requirements of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, repairing water main breaks, operating the pumping stations, and inspecting water main connections to the Village's system.
Property Owner Responsibilities
The property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the water service from the building up to and including its connection to the Village's water main. Should you require maintenance on your water service line, a permit from the Community Development Department is required. Only personnel from the Public Works Department are authorized to operate the valve located in the parkway (buffalo box.) If you have an emergency that requires the immediate attention of Public Works, such as a broken water line that cannot be turned off, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 579-2328 during regular business hours or the Police Department's non-emergency number at (708) 579-2333 outside of regular business hours.
New Water Connections
New connections to the Village's water main require a permit from the Community Development Department. Upon approval of plans and payment of fees, the Public Works Department will perform inspections for new services and install the water meter as required. View a schedule of the fees (PDF) for the new water service.