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According to the life safety Code (NFPA 101) Carbon Monoxide alarms are required in one and two family dwellings when they have attached garages or have fuel burning appliances / heating systems.
Carbon monoxide alarms should be placed:
- In the hallway outside of the sleeping rooms, located where you can hear the alarm if it were to activate.- At least one alarm on each occupiable level of a residence including basements.
Also it is recommended that:
- Alarms are kept out of reach of children and pets- Not placed near gas or oil appliances (at least 15 - 20 feet away)- Do not place where the alarm will have exposure to strong cleaners or high humidity
The Romeoville Fire Prevention Bureau will gladly assist residents (such as seniors or the disabled) in checking and installing of your carbon monoxide detectors. Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 815-372-4045.
Rental refundable cash deposit may be picked up at the Recreation Center no earlier than 4 and no more than 10 business days after the rental. Deposits must be picked up in person within the 4 to 10 day period. If the rental deposit is not picked up within the time frame, the cash will be deposited into the Village of Romeoville general fund and a check for the amount of the deposit will automatically be requested in the name of the Lessee. Lessee will receive their check for the deposit from the Village of Romeoville approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the date of their event.
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Though an inconvenience, curbside discharge of snow is a necessary trade-off of initiating a rapid response for snow removal service for our residents. Furthermore, we ask residents to refrain from shoveling the snow from their driveways back into the streets. Doing so can impede traffic flow and create a danger to motorists that increases the likelihood of injury and property damage. Snow redistribution on the street gets compacted and hardens into ice patches.
Residents who have a fire hydrant on their property are asked to remove snow from around the hydrant.
On garbage collection days, residents are asked to keep their refuse and recycling containers off of the street and curb line.
First, the contractor will replace any concrete sidewalk or curb and gutter that have already been determined by the Village. Following the concrete work, the contractor will mill/grind the existing asphalt surface in preparation for new asphalt pavement. After the existing asphalt is ground, Village of Romeoville Public Works or contractor cleans and repairs the pavement base as needed before installing the new asphalt pavement on top.
Weather and scheduling are very dynamic during construction, and the Village coordinates with the contractor to ensure completion dates are met.
Concrete curbs or combined curbs and gutters serve several important functions. Curbs collect water from crowned pavements and convey it to points of collection, thus reducing the amount of water that gets under the pavement. Curbs outline the edges of pavements and provide easily definable borders between traveled and untraveled surfaces. Curbs also confine pavement structures, especially if the pavements are composed of layers of materials that must be compacted in-place. In addition, curbs help contain low speed traffic within the edges of pavements.
If the curb and/or sidewalk across your driveway requires replacement, access will be blocked until the work is complete. The process typically consists of removing the old concrete, installing new concrete, and completing any patches to the driveway if needed. The process can take up to one week as the new concrete must cure before it is strong enough for vehicle loading. The contractor is responsible for issuing notices to each home in which work will be done in front of a driveway. These notices are required to be delivered a few days in advance of work. The contractor also will knock on the resident’s door the morning the work will begin.
While access is blocked to the driveway, vehicles can park on the street but may be directed to certain locations by the contractor to allow access to work areas. The Police Department will be notified and overnight parking will be allowed for the affected driveways.
Curbs are designed for drainage. It's unusual for there to be a problem, as most curbs are fine and drain properly. Generally, if a curb needs to be replaced it's because it has shifted, broken or doesn’t drain properly. In order to stay on-budget, the Village must follow its procedure and stay within the guidelines for replacement (and not replace simply for aesthetic reasons).
The Village places the most importance on curbs that have excessive damage/cracking, as well as locations where water sits in the curbline due to an insufficient slope in the curbline.
Your curb may not meet the criteria for removal and therefore wasn't approved for replacement. Please call the Romeoville Public Works Department at (815) 886-1870 for more information.
A driveway apron is the parkway portion of your driveway, from the curb to the sidewalk. The only time an entire apron is replaced is if the sidewalk and curb are being repaired or elevation changes are needed.Private driveways receive a three foot patch only for sidewalk repair unless damaged area exceeds three feet, to be determined by the Village. Due to the Village's budget, the entire apron cannot be replaced. In order to get the most curb done for the lowest cost, the Village must focus on operation and not aesthetics.
Public Works changes sidewalks on corners to conform to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. If a corner sidewalk does not cross to another ADA-compliant sidewalk, it will be removed and replaced with dirt and seed.
There are several reasons for this, including:
The Village doesn't depress existing high curbs if:
Otherwise, the Village replaces driveway curbing with depressed curbing wherever it doesn't affect other concrete adjacent to the new concrete.
The Village replaces only what needs to be replaced to fix drainage issues.
The Street Improvement Program contract has deadlines that must be completed on time (lawn restoration usually occurs in October). Contractors are instructed to put dirt and seed. If that doesn’t take, the contractor will replace the dirt and seed.
In addition to performing an annual road assessment, the Village looks at data compiled using a standard industry process to establish roadway conditions. If your street is being worked on it was determined to be a high priority for that year. Roads are selected based on a few determining factors, including pavement cracking, pot holes, slopes and/or grading issues.
Yes. The roadway will be open to traffic. At times, there may be slight delays caused by the work. The Village also may request that you place your refuse and recycling out earlier than normal in an effort to complete the area pick-ups before construction begins.
If you notice damage to your mailbox, please report it to Public Works immediately at (815) 886-1870. If you're aware of the location of your sprinkler heads, please mark them with flags, paint or notify the Village or contractor directly. This will allow the contractor to use greater caution in your area when removing the curb and/or sidewalk. The Village is not responsible for the incidental damage of a sprinkler system that is located on the parkway per Code Ordinance.
Roads will remain open at all times. However, there may be traffic delays due to construction activities throughout the project. This may encourage residents that know alternate routes to consider using them.
The contractor is required to complete the work by a date specified in the contract. They are permitted to schedule the work in any way they choose, as long as the final deadline is met. Factors affecting the contractor’s schedule are workload, subcontractor availability and weather. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however, we are certain the finished product will be well worth the inconvenience.
Yes, but please drive slowly to minimize spray. If you have a brick or concrete driveway, avoid driving into your driveway while the tack oil is on the pavement. The Village does not pay to have oil removed from vehicles. Residents who know alternate routes are encouraged to use them to avoid getting tack coat (oil) on their vehicles.
Handicap ramps are available for residents with special needs. Please call Public Works to make arrangements at (815) 886-1870.
Once construction is completed:
The kitchen sink, that’s easy! It often feels that simple, but the water supply provided by the Village has somewhat of a more complicated route before you actually use it in your homes or businesses.
The Village of Romeoville draws its groundwater supply from 5 deep wells (pumping water from 900 - 1,200 ft. below the surface) and 7 shallow wells (pumping from 80 -200 ft. below the surface) located throughout the Village.
Once the raw water is pumped, chlorine is added for disinfection. This treated water is then transported to various storage tanks throughout the Village. Through a maze of mains, the water is then pumped to all areas of the Village. Feeding off the main line is each individual service line leading into your residence or business. A buffalo box is installed at the beginning of the service line just off the main which serves as the primary access to terminate and restore water service to an individual home. As the service line feeds into the home, there is a shut-off valve just prior to the water meter. This valve is owned and maintained by the resident and allow residents to terminate the supply of water feeding into the home when needed.
The Village of Romeoville monitors the tank levels, pressures, and flow through a sophisticated program called SCADA. Levels in the storage tanks do not remain constant throughout the day. During the night and early morning hours, the tank levels are at their highest. As the usage throughout town increases, the tank levels decrease. This cycle allows constant pumping rates and minimizes the number of starts and stops on the pumping equipment.
On average, the Village pumps around 4 million gallons per day and 1.5 billion gallons a year.
Typically, the water in Romeoville ranges from 10 – 20 grains per gallon. (We are currently in the process of designing a new water treatment plant on the far northeast end of town where readings are still around 30 grains per gallon).
The Village of Romeoville’s water is safe to use and consume. We consistently meet or exceed all EPA standards set for water quality. Lastly, the Village monitors its water system 24/7 365 days a year via a sophisticated SCADA system.
The Village tests the water from various locations throughout the Village on a daily, monthly and yearly basis then reports this information to the IEPA. Information about those tests results can be reviewed in conjunction with our annual drinking water report located on our website as well.
In 2003, the Village chose Ion Exchange Treatment Softening as its preferred method to achieve compliance with the newly set radium standard of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Village has been 100% radium compliant since 2005 and consistently tests below the EPA standard of 5 picocuries per liter.
The Village’s distribution system does NOT contain any lead service lines or water mains. Depending on the age of your home, there may be some amount of lead in your homes plumbing system. As a good practice, you should flush your taps for 1-2 minutes if the water in your home has been sitting for several hours.
The Village’s water system has been in service for over 60 years. As a result, many of the older cast iron water mains contain a type of reddish-brown corrosion known as, tuberculation. While this corrosion is harmless, it can affect taste and color from time to time. The Village flushes its fire hydrants annually to help combat this problem and also has begun a yearly water main replacement program to remove these older pipes from our system.