As a result of sewer backup reports the Village received during the recent flood event of May 30, 2018, the Village is informing residents of a program to help reduce the costs of providing protection to eliminate this problem from re-occurring.
Some older homes in Addison are subject to basement sewer backups because sanitary sewer lines exit the basement below the floor level; closer to the elevation of the Village sanitary sewer main. During a heavy rain event, storm water can infiltrate into the Village sanitary sewer system which may cause the sanitary sewer main to surcharge causing sanitary sewage to backup into the home. A home equipped with an overhead sewer can either eliminate or significantly reduce the frequency of backups. Retrofitting home sanitary plumbing systems can be expensive which discourages many homeowners from taking corrective action.
The Village of Addison’s Overhead Sewer Grant Program has been developed to reduce some of the costs associated with the installation of an overhead sewer. The program is limited to residents who own and occupy a single family dwelling within the Village of Addison. The maximum grant amount available will be 25% of the cost of the overhead sewer installation with
a maximum amount of $2,000.00. Additionally, the Village will waive all costs associated with obtaining required permits.
Enclosed for your convenience is a building permit application and guidelines for the installation of an overhead sewer.
If you are interested in the Village of Addison Overhead Sewer Grant Program, please contact the Community Development Department by calling 630-693-7530.
Overhead Sewer Grant Program Permit Guidelines
�‚� Participation in the Overhead Sewer Grant Program is limited to an owner occupied single family residence.
�‚� The owner currently does not have an overhead sewer system.
�‚� The Village has available funds at the time of application.
�‚� The funds are to be used only for the purpose of installing an overhead sewer.
�‚� The maximum grant amount available will be 25% of the cost of the overhead sewer installation with a maximum of $2,000.00.
�‚� The owner must apply in advance for a building permit for the overhead sewer installation and request grant funding under this program. All permit fees will be waived.
�‚� The building permit application must include two copies of detailed plans. The plans shall include a general floor plan showing the layout of the basement and the proposed location of the ejector pump, basin and required electrical receptacle. The plans must include the type of materials and sizes of all valves, piping and equipment. In addition, this work must be completed by an Illinois licensed plumbing contractor that has an Illinois plumbing license.
�‚� The permit process will typically take up to 10-business days to complete. However, the Village does have an instant permit process which is available by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 630-693-7530.
�‚� Upon completion of all work and obtaining approval of all required inspections, the homeowner must submit in writing a request for reimbursement along with copies of receipts verifying the cost of the installation.
To download and print a Village of Addison Building Permit Application, click here