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Water Programs
Non-Potable Water Program 

The Village offers non-potable water, on a limited basis, to contractors and others who register with us.  The water is derived from our wastewater treatment facility, and may be used for watering trees, shrubs, flowers and turf.  Commercially, the water may be used to cool directional boring drill bits, concrete and asphalt cutting blades, and to jet sewers.  The Village's non-potable water may NOT be used for drinking, cooking, washing, and similar uses. 

Those wishing to participate in the Village's Non-potable Water Program must register annually with the Village and pay a registration fee.  For more details on the Program, click here for the manual. For a registration form only, click here.


Non Potable Water Program Payment Options:

  • Cash or Check (In Person)
    The Village of Barrington accepts cash or check at Public Works located at 300 N. Raymond Avenue (Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
  • Credit Card Payments (In Person)
    The Village of Barrington accepts in-person credit card payments for the Non-Potable Water Program at Village Hall ONLY located at 200 S. Hough Street during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). A convenience fee will be charged if the payment is made with a credit card. This fee is not charged nor collected by the Village of Barrington.
  • Credit Card Payments (Online)
    The Village of Barrington accepts online credit card payments for the Non-Potable Water Program through the E-Pay system. A convenience fee will be charged if the payment is made with a credit card. This fee is not charged nor collected by the Village of Barrington. Click here for online payments

 

Hydrant Flushing Program 
As part or our overall maintenance of the water supply system, the Village performs annual hydrant flushing.  Hydrant flushing removes a considerable amount of the loose mineral contents and settled solids that accumulate in the water system. During hydrant flushing, the water system becomes stirred up until flushing is complete. 

Hydrant flushing operations generally take a little over two weeks to complete, and the operation is conducted during the day, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, weather permitting. Customers may experience low water pressure and discolored water during flushing operations.  Though the water may be discolored, it is safe to drink. However, until the water runs clear, it is advisable to avoid washing clothes, especially white fabrics. 

The Village is broken up into seven hydrant flushing areas.  Although your residence may fall outside of an area being flushed, you may experience some discoloration of water for a short period, if you are adjacent to an area being flushed. 

Cross Connection Control Program 

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires every Illinois municipal water supplier to develop and implement a comprehensive Cross Connection Control program designed to safeguard the public water supply. The Village of Barrington by Municipal Code, Chapter 6 “Cross Connection Control” adopted such a program.

 

For the Village of Barrington to remain compliant, cooperation from all residential and commercial property owners is essential and a critical part of this Program. Should you ever receive any requests for information from the Village of Barrington, or Aqua Backflow who manages this Program for the Village, please respond accordingly. Aqua Backflow specializes in cross connection control program management and is familiar with the State of Illinois regulations and requirements for testing, repairs, and maintenance of backflow devices. If you have or require backflow protection because you have a pool, irrigation system, fire sprinkler system, or heating system/boilers you must comply with these regulations.

 

One of the requirements of the Program is to conduct a survey of all Village of Barrington water customers triennially (every three years). In the near future, you will receive a Water Use Survey postcard. Simply follow the directions and comply within 30 days to Aqua Backflow. Should you have any further questions, you may contact Aqua Backflow at 847-742-2296 or email them at info@AquaBackflow.com.

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