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Sanitary Sewer & Storm Sewer
The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection and transmission of both storm and sanitary sewage throughout the community through two (2) separate sewage systems, a Storm Sewer Collection System and a Sanitary Sewer Collection System.  

Sanitary Sewer System: 

Sanitary Sewer Back-Ups
If you are experiencing a sanitary back-up in your home and unaware of the cause of the problem, please call Public Works immediately to have the public sanitary sewer line inspected. You may call during regular business hours dial 630-719-4753 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), and after regular business hours and weekends by dialing 9-1-1 and reporting that you have a Woodridge Public Works Department emergency.

Parkway Repairs
If any damage occurs to your driveway apron or parkway due to a village sewer system repair, the Public Works Department will restore the area(s). Repairs will be made as soon as possible. If an area is excavated during the winter, restoration will be done in early spring when materials are available and weather conditions improve.

Overhead Sewer Program
This program is the best protection against sewer back-ups in your home. The program involves contracting with a plumber for the complete installation of the system. The Village will provide some assistance for those residents who participate. Please call 630-719-4753 if you wish to take advantage of this beneficial program.


Storm Sewer System:

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The Federal Clean Water Act of 1972 is the driving force behind the NPDES requirements which look to improve water quality. The first phase of this act concentrated on point sources of pollution to the nation’s streams, rivers, and ponds. This included pipes from waste treatment plants, factories and construction sites over five acres.

Phase 2 focuses upon the discharges coming from diffuse, non-point sources. All local governments in the State of Illinois with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) are required to “develop, implement and enforce a storm management program designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable”.

A six component approach is specified including public education, public outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site storm water runoff control, post-construction storm water management in new development and redevelopment, and good housekeeping measures. Many of the items and activities conducted by the County of DuPage on a county-wide basis satisfy the local requirements for Woodridge. The village’s annual reports are noted below.
 
The Village and DuPage County work jointly on a variety of stormwater and water quality issues (see also Village of Woodridge Storm Water Management Plan).  DuPage County hosts the DuPage County Stormwater Management website (http://www.dupageco.org/swm/) which contains publications for DuPage County residents which include brochures, newsletters and useful information for residents concerning best management practices for stormwater runoff, green infrastructure options, rain barrels and native plant resource options, and additional stormwater-related materials. (BMPs) are schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and structural and/or managerial practices, that when used singly or in combination, prevent or reduce the release of pollutants to surface waters (creeks, rivers, lakes and ponds).   Residents are encouraged to use this page for stormwater management questions and needs. The link is http://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1166/

Woodridge Annual NPDES Reports and Permits
View most recent | View all NPDES permits and annual reports

DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW)
The DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup (DRSCW) was formed in 2005 in response to concerns about TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) being set for the East & West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek.  TMDL’s generally relate to different water quality levels and are mandated by the IEPA and federal EPA. The DRSCW is made up of local communities (including Woodridge), publically owned treatment works and private environmental organizations.  The organization seeks to implement targeted watershed activities that resolve priority water way problems efficiently and cost effectively.   For more information on the watersheds involved in this effort visit the DRSCW website at http://www.drscw.org/ .  The Village and DuPage County work jointly on a variety of storm water and water quality issues.  The County website contains a large number of educational and informative publications covering everything from rain barrels to native plants to wetlands and streams.  The link to access this public resource is  http://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1166/


Sanitary and Storm System "DON'Ts"

In an effort to maintain sanitary sewer service and avoid unnecessary effluent to the sewage treatment plant, or harm receiving watersheds that storm sewers discharge into, please do not:

  • Drain into a sanitary sewer any water from swimming pools, sump pumps, gutter or downspout drainage or similar surface water
  • Drain or dump into a storm sewer any material intended for a sanitary sewer
  • Drain into any sanitary or storm sewer:
    • Acids
    • Drain oil or other flammable or explosive liquid
    • Excessive fats or any oils
    • Fuel oil
    • Garbage
    • Gasoline
    • Glass
    • Grease
    • Metal
    • Mud
    • Noxious gas
    • Odor producing substances
    • Plastics
    • Rags
    • Sand
    • Shavings
    • Straw
    • Wood
    • Any other material which would cause obstructions to the flow of water or internal damage to pipes or to the sewer system