What action has the Village taken to help provide more space for stormwater?

As record setting storms continue to increase in frequency, the Village continues to invest in stormwater management improvements including:

  • Pond modifications have gained a total of 26 acre-feet for flood waters: Terrace View Pond (13 ac-ft), Vista Pond (6.5 ac-ft), Morris Pond (4 ac-ft), and Finley/Charles Lane Pond (2.6 ac-ft). This volume is equivalent to filling a football field 24 feet deep.
  • The installation of backup generators at all sanitary lift stations, keeping Lombard’s 14 sanitary pumping stations operable despite electrical outages.
  • Increasing the Village’s stormwater pumping capacity by replacing the 40-year-old pump station at Crescent Ave and the East Branch of the DuPage River. In doing so, the pumping rate has increased from 50 to 170 cubic feet per second until the river reaches its 10-year flood stage, wherein the rate reduces to match the former rate in order not to worsen flooding along the river itself.

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1. My street is flooded during a rainstorm. Why is this happening?
2. I had a sewer backup into my home. Why did this happen and what can be done about this?
3. If my sewer backs up, who do I call?
4. Why doesn’t the Village replace all of its old combined sewers?
5. I pay property taxes. Why don’t you use this money to prevent flooding?
6. I have standing water in my backyard. Why is it there and how can I fix this?
7. What is the Village going to do about standing water in my back yard?
8. Does the Village have any programs or assistance that can help me improve my property?
9. What types of building restrictions are in place to help protect my property?
10. Can stormwater from my roof gutter be directed to anywhere on my property?
11. Why does the Village allow for new construction on properties that have held water in the past?
12. Can I block stormwater runoff coming from my neighbor’s property?
13. What action has the Village taken to help provide more space for stormwater?
14. What plans does the Village have Village planning to help with ongoing stormwater challenges?
15. Does the Village have a plan of action in response to a large-scale storm or flooding event? If so, what are the qualifications to activate a response?