In recent weeks, the Village has received a large number of phone calls related to wet areas and standing water on private property with some basement flooding due to seepage. According to the Village's Development Civil Engineer, Amy McKenna, Chicagoland is experiencing atypical saturated soil conditions. These conditions are primarily due to the significant amount of snow and rain on frozen ground that occurred between November 2018 and April 2019, followed by multiple days of rain in a row in more recent weeks. The soils have not had a chance to dry out this year, and stormwater works its way down into every bit of space it can. Many homeowners are seeing water in places they have rarely seen it before.
The forecast looks dry for this week and hopefully conditions will improve. If in a few weeks you are still seeing extremely wet areas on your property, please contact Amy McKenna at 630-547-5247 for advice on addressing drainage problems on private property.