One of the most important jobs of the Public Works department is to ensure that the residents of New Lenox have a safe and dependable water supply.
The water department primary function is to provide a safe and adequate water supply for sanitation, fire protection, and drinking. The Village of New Lenox’s water supply is surface water from Lake Michigan. The water is delivered from the city of Chicago via the Southwest Water Transmission System which is maintained and operated by the Village Of Oak Lawn and serves 13 communities, including New Lenox.
Should you suspect a possible water main break, please call the Public Works Department at 815-215-4800 during normal working hours, or notify the Police Department at 815-485-2500 when the Village Hall is closed.
A deduct meter is an optional meter that measures the amount of water used for such things as lawn irrigation. The water used does not discharge into the sanitary sewer system. The water measurement of a deduct meter shall deduct from the consumer's SEWER USAGE ONLY. Although the consumer will be billed for ALL water use, the sewer charges will only applied to water used inside the home thus reducing the cost to the consumer. Deduct meters are available at the Village Hall. Requests for a “deduct meter” must be made in writing, and the user is responsible for all costs subject to said meter and its installation. The current cost of a “deduct meter” is $300.00. The cost is subject to change without notice. The meter should be installed by a licensed plumber.
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