Itasca External Flood Control and Overhead Sewer Rebate
For residents living in Itasca ( DuPage County ), there are currently multiple rebates benefitting homeowners. Call us (630) 228-1440 to help you improve your sewer lines for your home.
Sewer Backflow Prevention for Itasca Residents
The Village of Itasca has developed a cost-share program to assist property owners that have experienced at least one backflow event, involving sewage from the sanitary sewer system, with the installation of a backflow prevention system.
During intense rains, stormwater can enter the sanitary sewer system, receiving water through various sources such as private stormwater sources, which may sometimes cause backflow through house laterals (also referred to as building drains) into basements when there is no backflow prevention. Many times a large percentage of this stormwater originates from roof drainage/downspouts, foundation drains and sump pump systems connected to a private sewer lateral and/or Itasca’s sanitary sewer system.
ACT NOW: Participation in this program is based on a first come first serve basis and may be limited based
on the amount of funding approved by the Village Board for this program. Qualify for 50% cost share of eligible improvements up to a maximum reimbursement amount of $5,000.
External Flood Control System
The advantage of this system is that house plumbing can be used during rain events when the valve is closed. All of the sewage flowing through these systems typically flow or are pumped through one or more check valves (dual valves provide a higher level of protection) which close to prevent backflow. These systems provide a higher level of protection but require electricity to be installed outside the home and the vaults/basins should be periodically cleaned.
Overhead Sewer Conversion
This improvement results in the existing plumbing in the basement being re-plumbed and directed to an ejector pit. This option provides the highest level of protection of all eligible options because if Itasca’s sanitary sewer backs up, the homeowner is protected as the sewage is contained outside of the house. The ejector pit lifts the sewage up and overhead, then down to about mid-height of the basement wall, where it exits the foundation wall to the outside of the building. Once outside, it is reconnected to the house lateral line and then to the Village’s sanitary sewer.