Because we live in a watershed, we impact water runoff from rain. Our impact can negatively affect the quality of streams and rivers.

Homeowners Associations and residents can contribute to the health of the Village’s wetlands and storm water management systems. Most homeowners associations are responsible for maintaining the drainage ways within their subdivisions. Residents can take steps to keep contaminated water on their property. This can be done by directing water runoff from roofs, sump pumps, and driveways into rain barrels, rain gardens, open vegetated swales, or other features where water can be used in a constructive way or absorbed by plants. Consider installing plants on property native to the area. These plants require less watering and absorb more water than many non-native plants.

The Village has enacted regulations prohibiting the introduction of pollutants or chemicals into the storm sewers as these pipes lead to open waterways. For more information or to report illegal dumping, contact Public Works Director Brad Woodbury.

For additional information to assist you in making a positive impact on our environment, visit the following resources:

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