Sewer & Storm Water Management

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Andrew Resek, Water & Sewer Superintendent
Office: (815)356-3614
Fax: (815) 356-3697

Sewer Division

The Sewer Division is responsible for the maintenance, operation and management of the sanitary and storm sewer collection and conveyance systems.

City Sewer Ordinances

Per the Illinois Plumbing Code a Building Sewer is:

  • “that part of the horizontal piping of a drainage system which extends from the end of the building drain, receives the discharge of the building drain and conveys it to a public sanitary sewer or private sewage disposal system. The building sewer commences five (5) feet outside the building foundation wall.”

Click the links below for information about the City's storm sewer system, including NPDES information and the City's and Stormwater Solutions page.


Stormwater Solutions


Storm Water Management

The City's storm sewer is a vital piece of infrastructure that the City is dedicated to maintain.  Preserving the quality and assuring the availability of storm water is a critical function of the Sewer Division.  

The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program was created by the Division, under the direction of the EPA, to ensure that this valuable resource is maintained in the City.  Information about the NPDES MS4 Program can be found here.

Additional information can be found at the following sites:

Environmental Protection Agency
McHenry County Water Resources Division
Water Environment Federation
Central States Water Environment Association
Illinois Water Environment Association




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