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Village of Norridge, Illinois
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Est. 1948
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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4000 N. Olcott Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706-1199
(708) 453-0800
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Saturday: 9am to 12 noon
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Notices of foreclosures and confirmation orders should be sent to the:

Village of Norridge
Attn: Village Clerk
4000 N. Olcott Avenue
Norridge, IL 60706

Important Information from the Water Department

  • Inform the Water Department at 453-0319 if your property is going to be vacant for more than thirty days. Provide us with a contact phone number so we may contact you if we are alerted to a possible water leak.
  • Notify the Water Department if your home is not heated during construction or vacancy. You may want to consider having the water turned off at the Buffalo Box to prevent broken pipes, frozen meters and leaks.
  • Advise the Water Department if you are doing construction near the water meter or meter transmission unit. The meter transmission unit is a grey box connected by a wire to your water meter. (see illustration below)


You are responsible for a lost or damaged transmission unit. The replacement cost is $200.00.

Water Leak Detection

Water leak detection is one of the easiest ways to reduce water waste and reduce your water bill. Your water meter can help you detect a leak.

In the water meter pictured above, note the little red dial, just to the left of the center of the meter. The red dial only moves when water is going through the meter and out somewhere else in your home. If you are trying to locate a leak, check the following: toilets, faucets, sprinkler systems, furnace humidifiers, hot water tanks, or any other place you use water.

Shut the water supply off to the source you are checking. Then check the water meter to see if the red dial has stopped moving. If it has, the trouble is at that source.

Helpful Hints for Winter

Cold temperatures can cause pipes, sprinkler systems, and water meters to freeze. Proper precautions now should help you avoid these winter perils.
• Keep the heat on and set no lower than 55„a to prevent the pipes/meter from freezing.
• Caulk around the foundation and insulate cracks to seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.
• Locate and properly insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing (those near outer walls, in unheated crawl spaces, or in attics.)
• Open cabinet or closet doors or remove ceiling tiles so warm air can reach your pipes and water meter. Move any harmful substances out of reach of children.
• Let the cold water trickle if the temperature dips below freezing. Faucets farthest from the street should be the ones left running. Flowing water is less likely to freeze than static water. Faucets left dripping may impact your water bill depending on the duration the water is running.
• Know where your water shut off valve is located and that it is in working condition.
• Notify the Water Department at 708-453-0319 if your home is vacant and not heated.

Helpful Hints for Spring/Summer

Try to do one thing each day that will result in saving water.

You can make a difference!
Water the lawn in the early morning and evening when there is less evaporation.
Saves 300 gallons per month.
Adjust your sprinklers so they don’t water the sidewalk, driveway, or street.
Saves 500 gallons per month.
Skip watering the lawn on a windy day when there’s too much evaporation.         
Saves 250 gallons each time.
Limit watering on cool, overcast or rainy days. Adjust or deactivate automatic sprinklers.
Saves 200 - 300 gallons each time.
Set lawn blade mowers one notch higher because taller grass means less evaporation.    
Saves 500 - 1500 gallons per month.
Use mulch to cover bare ground in gardens and around trees to slow evaporation.
Saves 300 gallons per month.
Keep a bottle in the refrigerator for drinking instead of running cold tap water.
Saves 200 - 300 gallons per month.
Check toilets for leaks by dropping food coloring into the tanks. You have a leak if the color appears in the bowl without flushing.
Saves 200 - 5000 gallons per month, depending on condition of toilet flapper.
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