Over the course of the next 30 days, you
may have the unfortunate experience of reddish-brown
This is due to the fact that the Water Department is
in the process of bringing the Water Treatment Plant back
They are following a protocol that was created by the
Plant’s manufacturer, Tonka.
The first step in the protocol involves multiple
regenerations of the softening units over time to clean them
out by using water from the Water Tower.
This creates a fast draw of water through the water
main along Highway 30, and disrupts any settled iron
deposits, which in turn can create discolored water anywhere
in the System (similar to when the mains are flushed through
the hydrants twice a year).
While this water is not harmful to use, it’s
obviously not a pleasant situation.
The Water Department does not expect this
condition to last for more than a week, but they want you to
be prepared for the worst case scenario.
This is a short-term issue that has the long-term
benefit of returning the Water Treatment Plant back to
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Village of Hinckley
PROPOSED Tax Increment Finance Maps
TIF planning map with floodplain
TIF planning map with zoning
Copies of a DRAFT of the FY 2015
Appropriation Ordinance as well as a DRAFT of the FY
2015 Estimated Revenue is currently available at the
Village Office for the public to review. The
Ordinance and Revenue Estimate is scheduled for approval
at the Monday, April 28, 2014 Village Board Meeting.
Join our VIP
Alerts, Village Info, Park Program, & Library Events! Text
to: 36000 and put the message: J398. If you have any
questions on this give the Village of Hinckley a call at
Residents Urged to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance”
Use the following link for more information:
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.
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.
Please take the
time to look around the site and let us know what you think.
If you have any ideas for the web site or missing
information, please let us know by emailing us at
If you have any questions about the Village, please call us
Latex Paint- July 13, 8:30-12:30 pm,
DeKalb Co. Health dept., Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb
Used Motor Oil- Aug. 3, 8:30-12:30 pm,
DeKalb Co. Health Dept., Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb
Electronics & Other E-Waste-
First Saturday Each Month-DeKalb, City
Lot 3, Grove & S. 4th Sts., 9-11 am
First Saturday Each Month- Genoa, City
Hall East Lot, 12:30-2:30 pm
Third Saturday Each Month- Sycamore,
Public Works Bldg., N. Cross St., 9-11 am
Fourth Saturday Each Month (even numbered
months) - Waterman, City Lot on Rt 30 9-11 am
For More information contact the
DeKalb County Health Department, 815-748-2408