Water for the Village of Bannockburn is purchased from Highland Park with a connection to Lake Forest, as a back up. The source of the water is treated water from Lake Michigan.
It is the Water Commissioner’s responsibility to ensure that all residents have safe water, and to create a rate structure that will provide adequate funding for maintaining and/or replacing the infrastructure. Inspections and repairs of water mains and fire hydrants are performed on a regular schedule by outside contractors.
In 2007, the Village of Bannockburn built an 800,000 gallon reservoir and pumping station. Its primary purpose is to provide back-up availability for water in case of a drought, a loss of pressure, or when excess water flow is needed, such as for fire protection.
The Village also installed a 30-inch water main from Highland Park through Bannockburn to Lincolnshire, which provides more reliable water service and help to equalize water pressure. New water mains along Aitken Drive, Meadow Lane, Robin Road, Stirling Road, Valley Road, and some portions of Telegraph Road have been installed over the last five years, with additional water mains to be replaced over the next five years.
The Village of Bannockburn Water/Sewer Ordinance which illustrates the WATER, SEWER, AND PLUMBING FEE AND CHARGES SCHEDULE can be found in Ordinance 2014-25. (if you click the link a PDF document will open up)
Bannockburn E-Pay (Credit Card Payment)
Pay your water bill on-line. Click here to access E-pay.
HOW DOES GOING GREEN HELP OUR WATER?
The EPA has developed an application called the National Stormwater Calculator which is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. This essentially allows you to generally analyze how a new rain garden or a rain barrell would help reduce unessary runoff from our drainage basin.
To learn more, watch the video below (or use the link at the end of this text) which explains how their new Stormwater Calculator helps you as an owner determine the usefullness of a rain garden in relation to protecting our drinking water source. (This will link to the EPA’s website).
BANNOCKBURN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT (CCR) – 2014
On an annual basis, the Village of Bannockburn provides its residents with a copy of its Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). This report, also known as the Village’s annual water audit, was placed in the June-July 2015 Newsletter.
This report is intended to provide its residents with important information about the drinking water and the efforts made by the Village of Bannockburn’s water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by Bannockburn is purchased from Highland Park, IL.
To view a copy of the report, please CLICK HERE, visit Village Hall to pick up a copy, or contact Village Hall for a copy via phone at 847-945-6080.
OUTDOOR WATER USE RESTRICTIONS [May 15 – September 15th]
Water Conservation and Efficiency Initiatives are being enacted due to Highland Park’s Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project. Accordingly, the Village of Bannockburn is enacting water restrictions effective May 15 – September 15. Sprinkler use is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and all properties (Retail/Industrial/Office/Residential/College/Public Land and Building Districts) must adhere to an Odd/Even Sprinkling schedule. Properties whose addresses end in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) are permitted to use irrigation systems on odd numbered calendar days. Properties whose addresses end in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) are permitted to use irrigation systems on even numbered calendar days.
Enforcement action, including fines of up to $750/day, may be taken against violators.
Thank you for your cooperation.