Storm-Related Sanitary Sewer Backups

Overview
Occasionally, residents have experienced a sanitary sewer backup during periods of extremely heavy rainfall. The circumstances are directly linked to illegal stormwater sump pump connections discharging into the sanitary sewer.

Removing Stormwater Sump Pump Discharge
The village is requesting that stormwater sump pump discharge connected to the sanitary sewer be removed immediately. This is in order to provide an adequate sewer service to our users in Buffalo Grove and to keep with the requirements of the Greater Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Lake County Public Works Department.

Removal of this source of extraneous water has proved to be a major element in alleviating incidences of sanitary sewer backups.

Schedule an Inspection
The Public Works and the Building and Code Enforcement Departments are inspecting inside sump pump connections throughout the village. To ensure that your pump connections comply with village ordinances, please call 847-459-2545 to schedule an inspection.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-459-2545.