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Water Meter Replacement Project Update
As has been communicated previously, this year, the Village will be installing new water meters in all residential, industrial, and commercial buildings later this year, as the majority of the

Village’s existing water meters are at or beyond the manufacturer’s recommended life cycle of 20 years. The Village has partnered with Core and Main to complete this project. These new meters will provide improved monitoring of water usage, provide better customer service, and reduce operational costs.

To complete these projects, the Village will need to gain access to your property as meters are located inside properties. You will be receiving a series of letters with details and information in regards to scheduling your meter installation. No action is required at this time. Questions can be directed to Public Works at vobpw@barrington-il.gov or by phone at 847-304-3368. For additional information on these upcoming projects, please visit us at barrington-il.gov.

The Village would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.

May-mid October
Why pay for mulch when you can get free wood chips from the Village? Wood chips are self-serve, so please bring your shovels and containers. Stop by the Public Works Facility located at 300 N. Raymond Avenue. The pile of chips is located in front of the large salt barn along the railroad tracks, May through mid-October

Battery Drop-Off at Public Works

Residents can drop off batteries at Public Works ONLY during business hours of 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. There are no outside collection boxes. Please bring them into the Public Works front office located at 300 N Raymond Ave.


Please Read Before Battery Drop-Off:

Primary/Single-Use batteries cannot be recharged and must be disposed of or recycled once they wear out: Alkaline, lithium, silver oxide, zinc-air, zinc-carbon, zinc-chloride and CR/SR/LR (button batteries). Alkaline Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9V and 12V. Rechargeable and Lithium Batteries: Lithium (Li-ion), Nickel (NiCd, NiMh, Ni-Zn), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) and button batteries all need to be taped. The reason for this is because battery terminals that touch metal surfaces or other batteries can spark causing a fire or explosion during shipping.


Recycle Corks at Public Works

Save your corks and dispose of them in the receptacle at the Public Works facility, 300 N. Raymond Avenue. This cork is sent to industries that make new products with it. Because cork is such a durable material, it can be recycled into anything from craft supplies to flooring.  

Sanitary Sewer Backup?

If you experience a sanitary sewer backup due to an extreme rain event, please contact the Public Works Department as soon as possible. We are available from 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at (847) 381-7903 or after hours at (847) 270-9111. 


Call JULIE Before You Dig

Across the country, every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling a one-call center such as JULIE first. For your convenience, you can enter a self-service locate request anytime (24/7/365) by going to www.illinois1call.com or by simply calling 8-1-1.  



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