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The Village of Harwood Heights - Established 1947

Main Phone Number - 708-867-7200
Sun March 24, 2019
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Public Works Department

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About Public Works
Public Works Garage

Village of Harwood Heights Public Works Garage

You might say that the Public Works Department keeps the Village running. They oversee the following areas:

  • Street Sweeping runs from April 1 to December 1. Please make sure you obey the street sweeping signs so the street can be cleaned properly.
  • Snow Removal-Please help the Public Works Department by removing your parked car from the streets when required by ordinance so the streets can be properly plowed and salted.
  • Maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines.
  • Maintaining our streets and repairing pot holes.
Who To Contact

Public Works cannot pick up large items that you throw away such as rugs, washers, dryers, or furniture. If you need these items disposed of you need to contact the Village's Waste Removal company. You can reach them at:

ARC Disposal & Recycling Co - (847) 981-0091

Utility Companies

  • NICOR-(888) 642-6748
  • ComEd-(800) 344-7661
  • Ameritech-(800) 244-4444
  • JULIE (For locating various buried utilities) (800) 892-0123
  • AT&T Cable-(708) 430-0200

Public Works and Water Departments
Please Contact the Village about Storm Water Issues at 708-867-7200

Recycle or properly dispose of household products that contain chemicals, such as insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, and used motor oil and other auto fluids. Don’t pour them into the ground or into storm drains.

Household hazardous waste collection
For details 708-450-0100 – www.westcook.org

Water sprinkling regulations
You can water between the following hours: 6:00am to 10:00am and 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Hydrant Flushing
Hydrant flushing was late this year but we hope to have it completed by the time this news letter is published. We will put notification of the flushing on the sign at 7343 W. Lawrence.

Boil Orders
Orange boil order tags will be hung on your door if the need to issue a boil order is necessary. It takes a minimum of 24Hrs. to get the results back from the lavatory. As soon as the results are back we will hang a blue tag on the door to tell you the boil order has been removed. We notify the Front Office (708-867-7200) and the Police (708-867-4353) incase you can not reach the Water Department (708-867-7206).

Street Sweeping
The last day for street sweeping in 2006 will be Thursday, November 30, 2006. With the building of the new Public Works Garage we will be able to clean streets if the weather warms up in the winter time, but we will not ticket for street sweeping until April of 2007. Remember that is unlawful to sweep or blow any material including yard waste into the street.

Snow Parking
Please remember to observe the snow parking signs and move your car on the designated days so you are not ticketed. The Public Works Department tries to clean the streets back to the curb so when the snow melts the water can get to the drains. We apologies in advance for any snow that comes back on you sidewalk or driveway, but we need to plow the streets back to the curb. Plowing, shoveling or blowing snow into the street is against the law. On garbage day, please keep your garbage cans on the parkway or driveway if the garbage pick up is in the front of your house, so the street sweeper or snow plows do not hit them.

Sidewalk Repairs
If you have observed trip hazards in the sidewalk due to cracks or root damage, please contact Village Hall. Village staff will evaluate the damage.  Report sidewalk trip hazards to Village Hall (708) 867-7200.

Remote Water Meters Available!
If allowing meter readers to access your home is inconvenient or disruptive, a remote read meter may be a good solution. Public Works personnel can install a meter which can be read from outside the home. Contact Village Hall to arrange for the installation of a new meter (708) 867-7200