Village of Bartlett Public Works Cost-Sharing Programs
For residents living in the Village of Bartlett ( DuPage County ), there are currently multiple rebates benefitting homeowners. Call us (630) 228-1440 to help you improve your water and sewer lines for your home.
Current Cost-Sharing Programs
With the increase in aging infrastructure in Bartlett, it may become necessary for residents to improve or replace their private water and sewer lines. To assist in these projects, the Village offers cost-sharing programs to help ease the financial burden on residents.
Broken or Cracked Sewer Pipe Lining
Older residential homes and older sanitary sewer mains were built out of Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP). Due to shifting ground and the age of some of these pipes, tree roots can break through and other cracks can form in the pipe causing leaks and potential backups into the home. To help prevent this, the Village annually provides a cost-sharing program to line the residential service from the main to the home.
Lead Service Line Replacement
Although uncommon, a portion of older homes in the Village of Bartlett was constructed with lead water service lines from the shutoff valve to the home. Although Bartlett’s source water is lead-free, lead from the lead water service can leach into the water and cause elevated lead levels in the drinking water.
Overhead Sewer Replacement
Typically, homes that have experienced sewer back-ups and flooded basements during a heavy rain event have a gravity-type sewer. The existing sewer underneath the basement floor drains to the sewer in the street by gravity. When the Village of Bartlett sanitary sewers become overloaded due to the rain, the gravity type sewer is subject to backup. Changing the basement plumbing system to an Overhead Sewer can protect the basement from back-ups.