Homeowners need to evaluate existing drainage patterns prior to beginning any work, and it is best to work with a reputable contractor to assist with this. Homeowners are also asked to do their part by keeping drainage paths clear from debris or storage of material (i.e. firewood, landscape waste, children’s toys and construction materials). This will ensure that water will continue to flow as intended and will minimize the impact on your property and your neighbors.
Please contact the Community Development Department at 630-719-4750 before beginning work on your property that might impact drainage. The Village has compiled additional information related to grading in the Home Owner’s Guide to Residential Lot Grading.