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may not be aware that one of the major costs of operations
at the Village is the processing of sanitary wastewater.
Interestingly, the Village actually processes more
wastewater than the potable water we produce! This means
water from other places is infiltrating the Village systems.
One of the most common ways that this occurs is when
residents hook up their sump pumps to the Village sanitary
systems. Sump pump water does not need to be treated and
should not go through the wastewater treatment system.
In fact, it is ILLEGAL to hook your sump pump into the
sanitary system and has been since, at least, 1987.
So, in an
effort to reduce unnecessary and expensive treatment of
water, the Village will be contacting residents and
businesses that have sump pump connections into the sanitary
systems and require that these be disconnected. Village
staff will explain alternate methods of dealing with sump
pump discharges. If you own one of these homes or
businesses, we urge you now, to begin to change over your
system. Please contact Joe Moore, Public Works Supervisor at
815-286-3285 for any questions on how to do this. Beginning
in the month of September, any sump pump systems still
connected will be required to be taken off the wastewater
system. As always, the Village appreciates everyone’s
efforts to control costs (that we all must otherwise
The Village of
Hinckley has available upon request this year’s Consumer
Confidence Report (CCR) or you can print out a copy online.
The CCR includes basic information on the source(s) of your
drinking water, the levels of any contaminants that were
detected in the previous calendar year, and compliance with
other drinking water rules, as well as some educational
materials. To obtain a free copy of the report, please call
Dawn Grivetti at 815-286-3836 or you may pick up a copy at
Village Hall, 720 James St., Hinckley, IL.
CCR (Water Quality) Report
The weather is
nice and the solicitors are out. Some solicitors are
legitimate and others are not. If someone comes to your door
soliciting products or services, ask them to show you their
license to solicit issued by the Village of Hinckley and
signed by the Village President (James Roderick) and Office
Manager (Dawn Grivetti). If they do not show you their
license, call the Village Police Department at 815-286-7282
and provide an officer with a description of both the
solicitor and any vehicle they may be associated with.
Please share this information with your neighbors and any
senior citizens you know.
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