Stormwater, Floodplain and Engineering Resources


The Engineering Division is responsible for the design of the Village's Capital Improvement Projects, issuing engineering permits for private development and management of the Village's floodplain and stormwater programs.


Infrastructure improvements undertaken by the Village include public road reconstruction and resurfacing; and water, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and related improvements. For information on projects currently under construction, cli​ck here.


Floodplain Management


The Village provides engineering services and guidance for protecting property that is in a flood plain and work performed in a flood plain. These services include:


  • Managing the Community Rating System (CRS) that enables flood insurance discounts for residents
  • Village Development Permits for all development within the 100-year floodplain (construction of buildings, as well as filling, excavation, fencing and other related work). Applications must be made prior to doing any work in a floodplain area. Contact the Community Development Department at (847) 904-4340 to receive all the information in order to properly perform work in the floodplain. You may report any illegal development activities to the above number as well.
  • For a more complete explanation of flood reduction methods and protection, visit our Flood Awareness page.

Resident Programs


The Village provides engineering services and guidance for programs that reduce the risk of flooding and property damage. These services include:


Overhead Sanity Sewer Conversions


Homes with gravity sanitary sewer systems are susceptible to sewage back-up. Converting to an overhead system can greatly reduce this risk. Through this cost-sharing initiative, the Village and the homeowner will each pay 50 percent of the cost of this conversion -- up to a total project cost of $15,000.

Village Engineering Standards
Engineering Plans & Design Standards | Click here to open

Construction Specifications | Click here to open

Engineering Standards Details (PDF) | Click here to open

Engineering Standards Details (DWG) | Click here to open

Engineering Standards Details (DGN) | Click here to open

Benchmarks Map | Click here to open

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