Public Works Permits are required for any work done in the right of way or wetland, as well as for field tile repair, and entrance improvements by subdivision homeowner associations.
If you're not sure, call the Building Officer at 847-381-7510 to determine if the work you are planning requires a permit. If work is done in and around your home without a permit and it is determined that one is required, there may be fines and penalties.
Call JULIE at either 811 or 1-800-892-0123 if you are doing any digging.
The North Barrington website has some great information we would like to pass on to our residents as well.
Culverts and Storm Sewers Please keep culverts and storm sewer areas free from debris to aid with water conveyance from the recent rains. If there is a storm sewer near your property, kindly check to make sure the cover is free from debris in order to aid with drainage.
Private Wells To help private water system owners develop and maintain a safe, adequate and dependable water system, the MidWest Plan Service has published a booklet "Private Water Systems Handbook." It is available at www.mwps.org. Planning for water usage, well construction, care and location; cisterns, ponds and springs; water testing and treatment; maintenance of the system and other related topics are discussed.
Rain GardensA rain garden is simply a shallow depression in your yard that is planted with native wetland or wet prairie wildflowers and grasses. It is designed to naturally collect water that runs off from your roof or is discharged from your sump pump. Rain gardens make good use of stormwater runoff; conserving precious water supplies and helping protect water quality in downstream lakes and streams. Rain gardens provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects, such as mosquito eating dragonflies. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also has an informational website found here. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and th U.S. Botanic Garden produced an online video "Reduce Runoff: Slow it Down, Spread it Out, Soak it In" that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff. Click here to see the video.
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