Streets are an important part of the Village’s overall Stormwater Management System. Both the storm sewers located below the street, or ditches located along the street and the roadway itself, serve to help direct stormwater into designed locations.
In cases of extreme rain or flash flooding, streets are expected to collect water, in efforts to keep this water from entering homes. This temporary storage of water should usually drain within 30 minutes – 1 hour. If it does not, the storm drain might be blocked by debris. If possible and safe, residents may clear debris to quickly solve the problem. You may also contact Public Works. If the storm drains are not blocked by debris and the street is flooded, the system simply needs some time to catch up. Motorists are advised to never drive through standing water, which may be deeper than originally perceived, and could damage vehicles, put passengers in harm’s way, or push water onto properties.