Water & Sewer

The Water and Sewer Division is responsible for supplying clean, safe Lake Michigan drinking water to the residents of Burr Ridge. This includes maintaining the pumping, storage, and distribution system comprising of a pumping station, a 3 million gallon underground reservoir, 2 million and 300,000 gallons elevated storage tank, a standby system of wells,  and communication systems. Additionally, it is responsible for water sampling/testing, water main repairs, fire hydrant flushing, valve exercising, and water meter reading. 

Sewer system duties include maintenance of the sanitary sewer system (including lift stations) in Cook County.


Pete Guth
Water & Sewer Division Supervisor

Backflow Prevention

Cross Connection Control Survey
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires water suppliers, such as the Village of Burr Ridge, to manage and protect against cross-connections. If not adequately protected by devices in your interior plumbing, a cross-connection could contaminate your drinking water by "backflow."  When a pressure change occurs, it causes water to flow back in the opposite direction. Contaminates can also flow "back" into the drinking water, a serious concern.

The Village is proud of the safe drinking water delivered to your home or business. The IEPA requirement and the Village's goal with the Cross Connection Control Survey is to ensure all Burr Ridge water customers are getting the safest, highest quality drinking water. This survey is intended to meet one part of the IEPA program and to help our water customers work with the Village in protecting our drinking water from potential contamination.   If you are unsure about a cross connection or if a backflow device is installed at your property, please contact a licensed plumber to assist you.
Backflow Prevention Inspections

Under the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA guidelines, the Village (water supplier) is held responsible for compliance and enforcement of all cross?connection and backflow regulations and standards. In order to comply with this obligation, the management of the Village’s Cross?Connection Control Program has been contracted to Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI). BSI offers this service as a web based, online accessible, automated backflow tracking system known as BSI Online.

In order for the Village to comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, we require any business or residential home with an RPZ devise for backflow prevention to have it inspected yearly by a licensed plumber. Homes with a water meter larger than 1" in diameter and homes with sprinkler systems also require installation of RPZ devices and must have them inspected yearly.

Letters are sent by BSI Online as testing reminders just prior to the one year anniversary of the previous year’s test date. The test date varies for all residents and can be in the fall or winter months if their backflow device is located inside the residence or building.


J.U.L.I.E. Locating

Dial 8-1-1 for the JULIE One Call System

For safety's sake, before digging, it is imperative to call JULIE, the underground locating system at their new number 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123 to have utilities on your property located.  There is no charge to the caller for the locates.  All municipalities are required to be members of JULIE.  Water lines, sewer lines and Village owned street light cables are included in locates for the Village.  Visit www.illinois1call.com for more information.

The APWA (American Public Works Assocation) utilizes a uniform marking color code to identify different underground utilities.

Gas, Oil,
Telephone, TV
Temporary Survey

Water Conservation

Clean Water Tips
Clean Water Tips for Households

  1. Read chemical labels on household products and dispose of them properly. Do not throw them down the drain. Use natural cleaning products if possible.
  2. Use the lowers recommended concentration of cleaning products or detergents.
  3. Dry out unused paint or adhesives rather than disposing of them in liquid form. 
  4. Utilize native plants in your lawn that require little or no water or fertilizer.
  5. Recycle motor oil & other chemicals at an auto shop or appropriate recycling center. Do not dump them down the storm drain. Many oil change stores will take your used oil for free
  6. Wash vehicles at a commercial car wash or on non-paved surfaces to avoid runoff into the storm sewer. 
  7. Compost or recycle yard waste, so it does not wash down the storm drain.
Water Conservation In Your Home
  1. A leaky faucet can waste up to 150 gallons/month and a leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons/day
  2. Only use your dishwasher when it is full
  3. Keep a pitcher of water in your refrigerator so you do not waste tap water waiting for it to get cold.
  4. Use a cup full of water when shaving instead of keeping your water on.
  5. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
Water Conservation Outside Your Home
  1. Use a broom as an alternative to rinsing a driveway or garage with water.
  2. Use a drip hose to water your garden to avoid evaporation.
  3. Utilize a rain barrel during the hot summer months.
  4. Choose plants that are drought resistant.
  5. A lawn only needs about 1" of water a week. Overwatering is just as dangerous as underwatering.
  6. Water your lawn in the morning or at night to minimize evaporation.
  7. Use a grease pencil to mark the water level of your pool at the skimmer. Check the mark 24 hours later to see if you have a leak.

Meter Replacement

Meter Replacement
Public Works is in the process of replacing water meters throughout the Village.  This work will be accomplished at no charge to you.  Meters will be replaced between the hours 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday and should take approximately one hour to complete. For more information on the Water Meter Replacement program, click here.

As the water meters are replaced, readings will be taken from the outside meter and the inside meter. These readings may differ, which is known as a "discrepancy" reading. For an explanation of water discrepancy readings, click here.

Sanitary Sewers

Burr Ridge Sanitary Sewers
All residents who are East of County Line Roads are part of the Burr Ridge Sanitary Sewer System. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewer system should be directed to the Burr Ridge Public Works Department.
DuPage County Sanitary Sewers
All residents who reside within the following boundaries are part of the DuPage County Sanitary Sewer System. West of County Line Road and south of I-55 and residents residing in Babson Park. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewers should be directed to DuPage County Public Works at 630-964-7503
Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District
All residents within the following boundaries are part of the Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District: Areas north of I-55 and west of County Line Road except Babson Park and businesses on Brush Hill Road. Any questions regarding your sanitary sewers should be directed to Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District at 630-323-3299.

The Village of Burr Ridge and Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District are separate taxing bodies. We cannot accept payments on their behalf. Send payments to 7001 N. Frontage Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527.


Lift Station Maintenance
Lift stations are located in Arrowhead Farms, Chasemoor, and Highland Fields Subdivisions.

Water Quality

Water samples are taken at 10 residential locations throughout the Village and sent to an independent laboratory for monthly testing.
Consumer Confidence Report
Water Quality Reports, or consumer confidence reports, are found here

Connecting to Village Water

Community Meeting Presentation
On January 10, 2023, the Village of Burr Ridge held an informational meeting regarding the process of extending water mains in unincorporated areas and tapping onto them. The presentation is available for download here.