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Engineering Division

The Engineering staff are responsible for construction management of capital improvements and maintenance projects. Services consist of contract, project and construction management, project planning, design, bidding and inspection of most construction within the public right-of-way. Staff services are supplemented by outside consultants as needed. This Division also reviews permits for private development and work in the right-of-way. Staff works with Community Development on review of storm water management planning and design. All permit applications are to be submitted through the Community Development Department.

Review Process

Engineering staff reviews permit applications for compliance with the Village Code and the DuPage County Countywide Stormwater And Flood Plain Ordinance. The Village is a partial waiver community from the ordinance. As a partial waiver community, the Village will review all aspects of development permits outside of DuPage County's jurisdiction. DuPage County Stormwater Management reviews and authorizes stormwater management permit applications for proposed developments that are located in flood plain, wetlands and buffers within the Village of Glendale Heights.

Road Construction

The Engineering Division is responsible for the budgeting, project management, and construction oversight on the road program. The roads are selected on an annual basis, as approved by the Village Board.

DuPage County Flood Insurance Maps

Village Elevation Benchmarks

For substantial developments, the village requires a topographic survey of the development site. All topographic maps or exhibits, and record drawings shall be tied to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) as maintained by the United States National Geodetic Survey (NGS).

Local NGS Benchmark Information (NAVD 88)

Drainage Tips

  • Most residential properties in the Village are constructed with a back yard drainage swale (ditch). These are designed to take your stormwater runoff away from your yard downhill towards a drain further downstream. Never block water incoming or outgoing from this swale, and maintain the swale in case of erosion. Stormwater is designed to flow through these swales to ultimately flow into a basin with sewers flowing to a creek or pond.
  • The ground at your foundation should be sloped away from the house so that water does not flow into your foundation to be pumped out by your sump pump.
  • A splash block at your gutter downspout will help prevent erosion and can help take the water away from the foundation.
  • Stormwater runoff should flow away from your home or other structures on the lot.
  • Sump pumps or gutter downspouts cannot be connected to Village storm or sanitary sewers.