Help! There's water where there shouldn't be

Public Works would be happy to investigate drainage complaints, whether stormwater is not draining properly or there are puddles where there shouldn't be
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How Can I Prevent Flooding?There will be times in which the Village’s stormwater system will work as expected, but still not be able to handle the amount of water. In this case, there is little to be done until the system can catch-up. But here are some things you, the homeowner, can and cannot do:

How Can I Prevent Flooding?


You have questions, we have answers

Why does my back yard hold water?
The inlet is clear but not draining. What do I do?
How do I know if I have an inlet in my backyard?
Who is responsible for making sure that inlets are clear?
Can I have my sump pump line tied into the Village storm sewer?
NPDES Annual ReportThe Village of Buffalo Grove is in compliance with the conditions of the General NPDES Permit No. ILR40.  The Village's identified Best Management Practices have been found to be appropriate and beneficial towards achieving the Village's measurable goals as identified in the permit document and the statutory goal of reducing the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP).
Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

NPDES Annual Report

Storm Water Management Plan
document seq 1.00
Notice of Intent (MS4)
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2016-2021 NPDES General Permit
document seq 3.00
2019-2020 NPDES Report
document seq 4.00
2018-2019 NPDES Report
document seq 5.00
2017-2018 NPDES Report
document seq 6.00
2016-2017 NPDES Report
document seq 7.00
2015-2016 NPDES Report
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Jeff Rogers

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