What plans does the Village have Village planning to help with ongoing stormwater challenges?

Much of the Village’s infrastructure, including underground pipes, are between 50-100 years old. To help address this challenge, the Village will require significant infrastructure improvements over the next 10 years. The Village’s Capital Improvement Plan, adopted as part of Lombard’s Annual Budget, includes more than $31 million for sewer improvements and $14.7 million for water system improvements, over the next 10 years. To help fund these necessary infrastructure improvements, water customers receive a $5 monthly fixed capital fee on their bills. This capital fee will be used to help make long term improvements to the Village’s systems.

On a shorter-term scale, the Village continues to seek out opportunities to expand or establish water detention locations throughout the Village. While we cannot control the amount of water that impacts the Village, we will continue to plan ahead and to do our part in helping to improve the Village of Lombard for its residents and business owners.

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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?