Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: February 19, 2021
“Our Public Works Department provides year-round maintenance of our stormwater system to help decrease the possibility of flooding in our community,” said Public Works Director Mike Ramsey. “As the snow begins to melt, there may be an increased chance of flooding. We encourage everyone to be proactive in protecting your property from possible damage from flooding.”
Following is an update regarding Westmont’s Stormwater Management Program as well as tips for residents to help prevent flooding.
STORM SEWER MAINTENANCE
Westmont Public Works has a progressive Storm Sewer Maintenance Program, which includes storm sewer jetting, catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, and ditching, which reestablishes the ditch line to improve storm water flow. WPW provides routine detention basin inspections, however, prior to significant rain events, staff performs inspections in our problematic locations, inspects storm structures throughout the Village and clears obstructions such as leaves and other debris, as well as monitors nuisance areas during rain events.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROJECTS
WPW is consistently improving Westmont’s storm water system with a variety of projects. Following are some of the recently completed stormwater management projects in Westmont:
FLOOD PREPARATION TIPS FOR RESIDENTS
The Village reminds residents of some ways you can help decrease the risk of flooding on your property. Following is a list of ways you can help prevent unwanted water in and around your house:
For flood prevention ideas and resources, citizens can download the DuPage County Flood-Proofing Guidebook.
For additional information, visit the DuPage County Stormwater Management webpage.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/Public Information Officer630firstname.lastname@example.org