Maxwell Geib

Maxwell Geib

Utilities Superintendent

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Maxwell Geib

Ryan Van

Utilities Foreman

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1 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847-883-8600
Fax: 847-883-8608

Water and sanitary sewer services are two of the least visible of the Village’s services, yet they are vitally important in terms of quality of life. The Village purchases Lake Michigan water from the City of Highland Park. The connection was initiated in 1982 and has proven to be a sound decision and investment in the future of the Village. Highland Park regularly tests for harmful chemicals – like “forever chemicals” – but has not found any in its water supply. Read more about forever chemicals and Lincolnshire’s emergency water responses HERE.

Sanitary sewer treatment is provided by the Lake County Department of Public Works. Outsourcing sanitary sewer treatment saves the Village maintenance and expansion costs, as well as avoiding increasingly expensive and difficult Federal regulations.

Public Works Water and Sewer

Village Water and Sanitary Sewer Equipment

The Utilities Division is responsible for managing all water mains, fire hydrants, sanitary sewer mains, pumping stations, and water reservoirs.

Proper drainage of sanitary sewage is vitally important to the health of the community. The system installed in your neighborhood is designed according to the most up-to-date standards and will do its job properly without any special effort on your part.

Water and Sanitary Sewer Equipment on Your Property

The Village operates an automated meter reading system. Meters are read monthly. The Village has the right of access to any water meter on your property, as it is the property of the Village.

Plumbing fixtures on your property, such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and basement floor drains, are connected to the sanitary sewer. Sanitary sewage is sent to a Lake County Sewage Treatment Plant where it is treated before being discharged to the Des Plaines River.

It is illegal to discharge sump pumps with storm water into the sanitary sewer system. These illegal connections overtax the sanitary system leading to basement flooding and increase pumping and treatment costs which are passed on to all users. Additionally, it is ILLEGAL to discharge sump pumps in the street from November 1 to April 1. Visit the Streets and Storm Sewer page for more information.

You can assist in the trouble-free function of sanitary sewers by ensuring that foreign objects such as diapers, children's toys, Q-tips, masks, rubber gloves, t-shirts, rags, writing utensils, make-up wipes, baby wipes, and cooking fats, are not flushed down the toilet and do not enter the system.

If you experience trouble with your water or sanitary sewer services, please contact a licensed plumber to investigate the issue. However, if you suspect the issue involves the Village owned utilities, call the Public Works Department at 847-913-2380.

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