Grading & Drainage

  • Property grades cannot be changed without the approval of the Village Engineer.
  • In order to prevent drainage problems, sump pumps and gutter drains should be directed away from the house and to the rear yards.
  • Drainage easements along the rear property line include a swale system that will carry excess water away.
  • Only when there is no rear yard drainage system can sump pump and gutter drains be directed to the front yard.
  • This should only be done in such a manner as to not cause icing to occur on sidewalks and streets in the winter.