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Water Department
Water Division
Michael F. Knieps

Ph: (708) 424-6222
Fx: (708) 424-8334

The purpose of the Water Division is to provide our customers with good clean potable drinking water. In January of 2004, a new state of the art water pumping station was put into service along with a new 20 inch water distribution main. This will enable the division to provide all residential and commercial customers the volume and pressure that is needed as well as the needs for the fire department in fighting fires. These needs can only be met through the efforts of all of the Water Division employees. No modern community, such as Evergreen Park, could exist without a modern water pumping station to supply safe drinking water to the public it serves. The division maintains over 60 miles of water main ranging in size from 6 inches to 20 inches in diameter. We also maintain 750 fire hydrants and flush them on a yearly basis, repair or replace broken water mains, water services, and water meters. We read 7,000 water meters each quarter.

Water Conservation
Water is a precious commodity and water conservation should be taken seriously. Here are a few water conservation tips that can be practiced in your home. 
  • Don't leave the hose running while washing your car.
  • Laundry - A washing machine will use about 40 gallons of water per load whether it is a weeks’ worth of laundry or couple of towels. The same idea works for dish washers. Save up for a full load or use the proper setting for smaller loads.
  • Showers can use up to 10 gallons of water per minute. A five minute shower can use 50 gallons of water and excessive showers can be an extravagant waste of water.
  • The Water Department urges all homeowners and businesses to check all plumbing fixtures for possible leaks, especially in the bathroom. Leaks left undetected can amount to gallons of water being wasted. Remember all water is metered.
  • There are many ways to conserve water by being aware of the sound of running water and getting to the source of it.
  • Toilets are notorious for their hidden leaks and can waste thousands of gallons of water a day left undetected, so it is important to check it periodically. Don't use your toilet to flush things such as tissue paper, cigarette butts, gum wrappers and other small items.
  • When remodeling use water saving fixtures.
Water Bill
For water bill payments we have a number of options available to you. You can either mail your payment in, pay in person at the Village Hall, use the convenient drop box located at 94th and Kedzie, or take advantage of the new direct debit. Download direct debit form here!  When using the drop box, please include your stub and payment, please do not include cash.  We also accept credit cards!

For final water bills:  the village only accepts cash, certified check, or money orders when paid in person. If the final water bill is paid by mail, only certified checks or money orders will be accepted.   No credit cards accepted for final water bills.

Sewer Division
The Sewer Division maintains over 65 miles of sanitary sewer and 50 miles of storm sewer each year by high velocity flushing. Repairs are made by either replacing or by relining the sewer line. All reconstruction of storm basins are performed by division employees.

Additional Information
  • All sewer and water division employees carry picture identification with them. Never allow anybody into your home without proper identification.
  • Final meter readings are done by appointment. Please call the phone number listed above.
  • Fire hydrant flushing is done twice a year.
  • Most buildings have outside remote reading meters.
  • Residential water meters are read and billed every three months.
  • Sanitary sewers are jetted once a year.
  • Sprinkling hours are from 7:00 am to 11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm from May 15 through September 15.
  • Storm sewers are jetted and cleaned as needed.
  • The water department owns and operates its own water systems.

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