Utility Division

The Utility Division has 10 employees and is responsible for operating and maintaining the Village’s water distribution system and sanitary sewer conveyance system.  The water distribution system includes 182 miles of water main, four elevated storage tanks, one ground level reservoir, three pumping stations, and two backup wells.  The Utility Division staff is also responsible for maintaining 2,517 fire hydrants, 2,251 valves, and over 9,681 water meters.  The sanitary sewer system includes 140 miles of sanitary sewer main and eight sanitary sewer pump stations. Sanitary sewage treatment is provided by North Shore Water Reclamation District at its Gurnee treatment facility.  The division also assists the Community Development Department and the Engineering Division in plan review of all underground utilities and final inspections of projects.

Water Valve Acceptance Procedure for Water Service Installation

Dec 5, 2017, 10:23 AM
New construction involving water service installation requires the installation of a service valve which, per Gurnee Municipal Code, becomes the maintenance responsibility of the Village. Piping after the service valve remains the responsibility of the property owner to maintain.

Learn more about the Water Valve Acceptance Procedure Document.