Combined Sewer Overflow
This program was developed in compliance with the requirements of the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) General Permit No. IL0022519. The primary objective of this program is to inform the public in the event of combined sewer overflows.
The overflows are located along the DesPlaines River throughout the city. View a map of these areas [PDF].
Current CSO overflow caution!
- Granite Street, CSO #004, is currently active (10/30/09 7:00 AM)
Click here for History of past CSO events.
- Learn more about Combined Sewer Overflow
- Frequently asked questions
- CSO area map [PDF]
- CSO caution sign [PDF]
Coming Soon: Receive e-mail notification of CSO events
The City is developing an electronic “Address Book” containing a list of email addresses of interested parties. The Address Book will be updated on an as-needed basis as other members of the public will be able to sign up to receive e-mail notification of CSO events. These parties will be sent an email alert in the event of a known CSO. Check back here to sign up.
City of Joliet Rain Barrel Program
Rain Barrels are making a comeback. Rain barrels have been used for centuries to collect and store rain water for survival purposes, where the only usable water available was rainwater. In today’s troubled economy, rain barrels are making a comeback for economical as well as ecological reasons.
Read the full release [PDF].
Pay your City of Joliet water bill automatically!
The City of Joliet now offers payment of your water bill directly from your checking account. Just complete the form below and enjoy these special features:
- The program is absolutely FREE!
- No lost payments, no past due payments, and no checks ever need to be written.
- No more standing in long lines.
- No more running out of stamps or envelopes.
- Your bill will still come to your home.
A note stating “BANK DRAFT – DO NOT PAY” will appear on your bill after you have been accepted. (It may take two billing periods for acceptance.)
Application form [PDF]
City of Joliet Utilities Division
150 W. Jefferson Street, Second Floor, South Wing
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 724-4230
For questions about your bill call Customer Service: (815) 724-3820
150 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
For maintenance questions call Utilities Division: (815) 724-4220 (24 hours)
EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800-426-4791