The Village of Glenview

Glenview Leak Week


Do you know your water use?

​Looking for ways to lower your water bill? Interested in conserving water? Want to be notified of possible leaks?

During Leak Week, April 1-5, Village staff are available to give residents information about their water use. Throughout the week, the focus will be on topics like how to check for leaks, ways to conserve water and how the Village delivers water to each residence.

Each day, the Village will host a water-related event at Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, and either the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, or Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue, as well as post on Facebook and Twitter various tips, tricks and information regarding water consumption and water conservation in the home.

  • April 1: What uses water in your household
  • April 2: How to find a leak
    •  Public Works staff available in the Village Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • April 3: How to monitor irrigation use
  • April 4: How to conserve water
    • Public Works staff available in the Village Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • April 5: Glenview's water system infrastructure
    • Village engineer available in the Village Hall lobby from 10 to 11 a.m.

Each person who comes to Village Hall to learn more about WaterSmart, how to better use the WaterSmart portal or participates in Leak Week becomes eligible to win a hardcover Village of Glenview Centennial book. Daily giveaways offer five chances to win. Winners will be notified Monday, April 8.

Glenview Water Portal

The Village of Glenview has partnered with WaterSmart to offer residents a modern digital portal that provides detailed information about household water use. The portal is possible because in 2016  the Village replaced all meters in Glenview that offered new technology. This allows the Village's system to record hourly consumption readings for all metered accounts.

By using the Water Consumption Portal, customers can see their actual water consumption and more actively manage their water account. The easy-to-use online tool  shows  your home’s hourly, daily, monthly and annual water usage patterns. Through the portal, customers can:

  • Get automatic email, phone or text notification or possible leaks
  • Explore historic monthly, weekly and hourly  usage
  • View current balance and previous water bills
  • Set notifications to be alerted if usage is projected to exceed a self-determined threshold
  • See how usage measures up with comparable homes
  • Pay water bill online through the Village of Glenview's Citizen Self Service site using your account number
  • Add additional accounts and users to make viewing multiple accounts easier
  • Provide recommendations on how to conserve water

The portal can be accessed through your preferred browser on a computer or mobile device.

To register, go to Glenview.watersmart.com and enter the account number and customer ID from your water bill as directed. If you don’t have your bill or your customer ID number is not listed, call (847) 724-1700 to request a registration code.

My Water Pledge

Another way to make a commitment to water conservation is through the National Mayor’s Challenge during the month of April. This friendly competition is between municipalities across the United States to see which can be the most "water wise." The ones with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Glenview is competing in the 30,000-99,999 category.

 Last year, Americans pledged to save 3 billion gallons of water. More than $50,000 in prizes were awarded to nearly 300 residents in U.S. cities.

To participate, go to mywaterpledge.com to show you’ll conserve water and other national resources on behalf of the Village of Glenview.

Video: How do I know if my home has a water leak?

​Video: WaterSmart customer water portal