Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides a wide variety of services to West Dundee residents, including infrastructure maintenance, water and sewer utility operations, landscaping and forestry and more. There are two functional divisions of the department: Water & Sewer and Streets & Underground.

Public Works Director
Eric Babcock
ebabcock@wdundee.org

Utilities Superintendent
Adam Peters
apeters@wdundee.org

Streets & Property Maintenance Superintendent
Mike Kirk
mkirk@wdundee.org

Public Works Secretary
Christin Mangan
cmangan@wdundee.org

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The Water & Sewer Division operates the Village’s water system, which includes 3 deep-well water sources, 3 elevated water storage towers with a combined capacity of 2,750,000 gallons, 2 water treatment facilities that incorporate an ion exchange treatment process to improve the overall quality of the water, 46 miles of water mains and over 540 fire hydrants.

The Streets Division maintains more than 88 lane miles of streets, over 430 street lights, curbs and sidewalks. Street sweeping, storm sewer maintenance, traffic control, snow removal and the free fall leaf collection program are all provided through this division. The Streets Division is also responsible for the Village's Forestry Programs, right-of-way mowing and fleet maintenance to over 30 vehicles.

The Streets Division is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the public buildings, such as the Village Hall, Public Safety Centers I & II and the Public Works facility, and also maintains the Downtown and Riverwalk areas.

Backflow Testing: Fire Suppression and Lawn Irrigation Systems

Properties with fire sprinklers or a lawn irrigation system must be equipped with a backflow prevention device as required by the Village's Cross Connection Control Ordinance to protect against potential contamination to the public water supply. A successful test of the device(s) must be completed once per year and each time the device(s) are disconnected and reconnected to the municipal water system. Click here for more information.

Roadway Construction Projects

For an overview of road construction projects in West Dundee, please visit the Road Construction Projects page.

Pavement Management Report
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In the Fall of 2019, an updated pavement management report was conducted to assess the current condition of all streets maintained by the Village. The primary goal of a successful pavement management plan is to identify an appropriate schedule to target streets for repair before their condition rapidly declines and becomes more expensive. This strategy is the most effective use of the Village’s allocated budget regardless of the budget amount.

The report provides the following:

  • Determination of overall pavement condition and assignment of condition ratings.
  • Development of pavement improvement strategies, GIS mapping and cost estimates.
  • Development of a recommended 5-year capital pavement maintenance plan.

The information contained within this report will be utilized to plan for street improvements over the next several fiscal years.

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Public Works Facility
900 Angle Tarn
West Dundee, IL 60118

Phone:
Fax:
Hrs:

(847) 551-3815
(847) 551-3842
7:00am - 3:30pm M-F

For after hours/weekend dispatch, call QuadCom (847) 428-8784.
Call 811 for JULIE locate requests.

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Updated Leaf Collection Schedule for 2022

Attached please find the updated leaf collection schedule as of 11/7/22.

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2022 FALL LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Leaf collection will begin in Monday, October 17th and will run through Wednesday, November 23rd. For the first half of the program when the leaf volume is low to moderate, leaf collection will occur on a week-on, week-off basis. Leaf collection will then proceed continuously through the last half of the program when leaf volume is the heaviest.

The attached exhibit has been prepared to show when and where leaf collection will occur for each day of this year's program. Because factors such as inclement weather and equipment failures are likely to affect the schedule, we will update the exhibit and changes on a case-by-case basis via the Village's website.

In order to have a smooth and successful leaf collection season, the Village requests the following:

- Please do not place leaves on the street more than seven days in advance of scheduled pick up in your area.
- Please be mindful not to place leaves on top of storm sewer drains to avoid flooding.
- Please make note of the final leaf pickup day in your area as indicated on the attached exhibit. It is different for each subdivision and represents the last chance to have leaves picked up this season.

The first week of December is dedicated to final clean up of streets on a Village-wide basis, which is not intended for mass leaf pickup, but rather final clearing and street sweeping.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-551-3815

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2022 Streets & Infrastructure Program

The 2022 project represents the third year of the updated 5-Year Capital Plan for pavement maintenance, which is comprised of pavement removal, base repair, surface replacement and concrete repairs in the following areas:

- S. Third St: From Dunning Ave. to End.
- S. Fifth St (Court): From S. Fifth St. to End.
- Edwards Ave: From Strom Dr. to Eichler Dr.
- Eichler Dr: From Strom Dr. to Edwards Ave.
- Lisa Rd: From Eighth St. to S. Fifth St.
- Village Quarter Rd: From W. Main St. to Eighth St.
- McConnoche Ct: Entirety.

The nature of work to occur in these locations includes full depth HMA pavement removal, aggregate base repairs, HMA binder and surface replacement, curb repairs and sidewalk repairs.

Weather conditions will determine construction scheduling and delays, but the Village expects all work to be completed by mid-November, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 847-551-3815.

Tall Grass and Weeds

Please click below for the Village code regarding tall grass and weeds over 10" in height and other prohibited plant material which are considered to be a nuisance.

Complaints regarding violations of this ordinance may be directed to the Public Works Department via email, phone or reported online at http://wdundee.org/pages/wdpwrequest.php.

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"Flushable" Wipes Cause Damage to Sewer Systems

Products labeled as "flushable" cleansing cloths or wet wipes have been reported to clog toilets and sewer systems throughout the United States and abroad, leading to costly repairs for both homeowners and municipalities.

Please help keep the West Dundee sewer system in good working order. Please do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet tissue.

Additional information can be found at www.forthepeople.com, and a short video illustrating the difference between toilet tissue and wet wipes in terms of breakdown can be viewed at www.consumerreports.org.


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