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Really Stay Home

Last Updated March 27, 2020, 5 p.m.

There's a lot to keep up with. This is what you must know:

  • Stay home. This is mandatory with only limited exceptions described below.
  • COVID-19 is actively being transmitted in our community. Take every precaution. Do not delay.
  • Social gatherings of any size place our community in danger, whether they are occurring in public parks or private homes. 

Call United Meters, Inc. at (877) 533-8964 to schedule your appointment today.

Introduction

As part of the Village’s efforts to conserve more water, we are replacing (almost) every water meter between now and May 2020. These replacements will eliminate water meters that have lived their useful life and replace them with new water meters that are all-electronic, have no moving parts, and come with modern features that reduce water loss and the costs of operating our water system.

Some fast facts:

  • The Installer. The Village has hired an experienced plumbing company, United Meters, Inc., to install your new meter. Each licensed plumber has been screened by the Lake Bluff Police Department and will carry identification.
  • The Plan. United Meters will replace over 2,000 meters in the next four months:
    • Addresses east of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in January and February.
    • Addresses west of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in March and April.
  • What You Need To Do. It’s easy. You will need to schedule a personal appointment with United Meters. Someone at least 18 years old will have to provide access to your home. You will need to provide clear space around your water meter for us to work.
  • Your Easy Appointment. Most appointments will take less than half an hour. Your water will be shut off while the meter is replaced. Your new meter is provided at no charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the COVID-19 emergency:

  • All bulky item, construction debris, "white goods" (e.g. refrigerators), and e-waste collections are suspended.

  • Scheduled pickups of solid waste, recycling, and yard waste are not affected. However, materials will only be collected if they are within Groot carts, within cans with handles, or securely bagged. (This is already required by local law.)

  • The Village's Recycling Center remains open. However, textile recycling dropoffs are suspended.

On March 18, 2020, the Village entered a state of civil emergency. You can read the emergency proclamation here.

The proclamation does four things. It...

  • Allows emergency purchases by the Village administration.
  • Allows emergency staffing.
  • Directs the Village administration to cooperate with other agencies in addressing COVID-19.
  • Closes all physical fitness facilities and membership sports clubs effective March 19, 2020.

The Village's draft Biennial Budget for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 is now available. The budget must be adopted prior to the Village's next fiscal year starting May 1, 2020. Additional details regarding review and adoption of this budget will be available soon.

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