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Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008



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Divisions of Public Works

The Administration division oversees the planning and operation of the various divisions of the Public Works Department. The staff in this division includes the Director of Public Works, the Assistant Director of Public Works and a clerical staff. The main responsibility of the division is to set the goals and objectives for the Public Works Department and administer the policies as set forth by the City Council.

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The Building and Grounds division maintains six (6) City owned buildings including City Hall, two fire stations and both public works buildings. In addition this division maintains three well sites, four water pumping stations, one winter salt storage building, one park and two retention ponds. This division is also responsible for the right-of-way maintenance within the City.

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The Refuse division collects residential refuse and yard-waste for residential customers within the City. Refuse Collection Guidelines

Curbside Recycling is collected on the same day as your refuse by a company contracted by the City. For information on what is recyclable or drop off center locations, click here.

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The Underground Utilities division is responsible maintaining the underground water distribution system and the network of sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes throughout the City. Maintenance includes repairing watermains and hydrants, rebuilding or replacing manholes, and flushing and televising sewer lines. For information on what causes sewer problems, click here.

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The Street Maintenance division maintains approximately seventy miles of streets within the corporate limits of the City. Maintenance includes sweeping, crosswalk and lane line striping, snow removal, pot hole patching and crack sealing. This division is also responsible for the maintenance of 136 miles of City parkways including the installation or repair of traffic control signs and signals, tree maintenance, sidewalk repairs, and street light repairs.

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The Water division is comprised of four factions which include administrative, production, distribution and metering. The administrative offices handle all billing functions of the division. New accounts are also set up by this office. Production is responsible for delivering portable water to all City customers including industrial, commercial and residential. Approximately 1 billion gallons of Lake Michigan and well water is pumped yearly. The City maintains 5.5 million gallons of storage facilities, four pumping stations and four deep wells. The water delivery system includes two elevated tanks, 85 miles of water main and 1,200 fire hydrants. The water division also reads and maintains industrial, commercial and residential water meters throughout the City. The City is also required by the EPA to produce an annual  Water Quality Report for its users. Click here to view the annual report  

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The Vehicle Services division, this internal service division, maintains all City owned vehicles and equipment including police cars, fire trucks, administrative vehicles and public works trucks.