Storm and Sanitary Sewer
STORM & SANITARY SEWER
The Storm and Sanitary Sewer Commissioner oversees Bannockburn’s sewer system, making sure it is in good repair. Another important priority is upgrading and expanding the system as necessary to meet the needs of Village residents and businesses. Most homes are already included on the Village sewer system, although some still rely on private septic systems.
The Commissioner also oversees new sewer construction projects so that eventually all homes will operate on the Bannockburn sewer system. In addition, the Commissioner is responsible for updating and upgrading pumping stations as necessary. While these projects are underway, the Commissioner communicates with residents to let them know where and why construction is occurring and what the costs will be to individual homeowners who choose to convert their systems from septic to Village sewer operation.
Bannockburn Rain Gardens
As some of you may know, the Village of Bannockburn has been agressively working to reduce drainage issues in the Village. The Village currently has four installed rain gardens with two more rain gardens to be installed in the near future. Please click here to see the locations of the existing and proposed rain gardens.
- A Citizen’s Guide to Maintenance of Stormwater BMP’s.
- Living with Wetland (Note: this will direct you to a document on a website not maintained by the Village of Bannockburn)
NPDES MS4 Inspection Report
In accordance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requirements,click here for a copy of the annual Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Annual Facility Inspection Report NPDES Permit for Storm Water Discharges From Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).
2013 Village of Bannockburn Storm Water Quality Report
This water quality test analysis was developed for the Village of Bannockburn for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the minimum standards required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) General Storm Water Permit ILR40 for discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).
Test results obtained through this project were compared against the Water Quality Standards (WQS) established by the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) under Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code; Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, a joint publication of the American Public Health Association (APHA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF); or Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual, published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water.The document is broken down into five (5) sections, all of which can be downloaded below with the PDF’s below.
Section 1: Executive Summary
Section 2: Program Overview
Section 3: Testing Locations
Section 4: Results and Recommendations
Section 5: Appendix
Information on Smoke Testing