I pay property taxes. Why don’t you use this money to prevent flooding?

It is important to remember that the Village of Lombard receives less than $0.08 of each property tax dollar to provide for its core services. (Public safety provided by Police and Fire Departments; forestry, road and water maintenance from Public Works; building and code enforcement from Community Development, and responsible long-term financial planning from the Finance Department.) Lombard’s percentage of property taxes is 7.36%, followed by the Helen Plum Library at 5.60%, the Lombard Park District at 5%, DuPage County at 3.79%, and York Township at 1.09%. The majority of property taxes (77.16% or $0.77 of every dollar) goes to the School Districts.

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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?