FOX RIVER GROVE FOX RIVER GROVE QUARTERLY A newsletter for and about the Village of Fox River Grove SUMMER 2010 Village News Fireworks 2010 Should Be A Blast! Mark your calendars for anoth- • No pets are allowed. You Park It On The Fox & er spectacular Fireworks Show. may love your dog or cat, but Summer Celebration It will be Saturday, July 10th at they may scare others that are The Fox River Grove Park It on the Fox Picnic Grove Park. Festivities be- attending, or make a mess in Annual Car Show along with the Cham- gin at 6:00 p.m. with food, drink a crowded area, so no pets are ber of Commerce Summer Celebration is and music! allowed. scheduled for Saturday, June 12 at Stone • Please do not trespass on Hill Center and Foxmoor Crossings at Please note that due to budget cuts, there will be no water show private property as you make Routes 14 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. your way to and from the park. this year. The day will feature the Park it on the Many wooded areas are actually Fox Classic Car Show which is a fundraiser Marty Monti and Rick Corn- wall will once again entertain us private property. Call the Village for the Parks Commission, from 12 noon Hall if you are uncertain. to 3 p.m., a best dressed pet parade with music throughout the eve- ning. The FRG Lions and Lioness • Please don’t litter! Let’s contest, sponsored by Gypsy Glen K-9 keep our parks clean and make Castle and The Irish Sitter, live music Clubs, and the Cary-Grove Jaycees will be selling good eats and drinks. Village volunteers it easier for the Sunday morning volunteers. by Dr. Woods’ Alex & the Allstars band, childrens activities, sidewalk sale, Weber will be selling glow-in-the-dark necklaces. Each of our Thank you to all the residents who have donated cooking demonstrations at Leader Ace community groups generously donates half of their money to the fireworks with their vehicle sticker pur- Hardware, local performers, raffles and profits back to the fireworks fund. So, bring your family chase (many have donated $5, $10 and $20) and those more. and friends early to have dinner, visit with friends and that have dropped it into the donation jars around town. neighbors and listen to the music before the fireworks. It really helps us provide this great family evening! This event will showcase our FRG businesses and services available in the Anyone able to help with the set-up and take down There is no parking in or near the park. The free FRG community. It is sponsored by the after the fireworks show of the tents, tables and chairs, shuttle routes are: Chamber, Fox River Grove Limited or cleanup at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, please contact the Route #1: Victoria Woods/Hunters Farm/Welch’s Partnership, Wagner Commercial, Vil- Village Hall at 847/639-3170. Please consider lending Subdivision (one bus) lage of Fox River Grove and Algonquin a hand! The more people we have helping the quicker Victoria Drive/Tiffany Lane, Camilla Place/Jasmine Township. it goes. Way, Victoria Drive/Jasmine Way, Bridle Path Lane/ Reminders….. Saddle Lane, Bridle Path Lane, Morgan Lane, Saddle • No entry after 9:00 p.m. Once the fireworks are Lane/Morgan Lane, Doyle Road/North Road, Doyle about to begin, no one will be allowed to enter through Road/South Road Vehicle Stickers the front gate – safety first. Route #2: Foxmoor Route (two buses) It's that time of year again. New vehi- • No carry-ins of food or drink are allowed. Other Old Hunt Road/Plum Tree Road, Old Hunt Road/ cle stickers are now on sale. Many of you than a non-alcoholic drink in one hand, there will be no Lexington Road, Foxmoor Road/Yorkshire Drive, have received the pre-printed forms in carry-ins of alcohol, pop, water, snacks, etc. Food and Algonquin Road Fire Station the mail. If you haven't, just stop by the drinks are available to purchase. Please make it easy on Route #3: South Route (one bus) Village Hall or call us at 847/639-3170. the volunteers policing the grounds and support the local groups that are donating their time and half their profits Algonquin Road School, Lion’s Park, Commuter/ All residents living in the incorporated to help pay for the fireworks. Metra Lot areas of Fox River Grove are required by ordinance to display a vehicle sticker in every vehicle owned or operated in the Village. It helps maintain our roads. Road Improvements • Johnson St. from Violet Ave. to the end The 2010 Street Improvements Work will consist of milling or pulverizing the street in Fox River Grove will include blacktop, storm water drainage ditch repairs, culvert pipe • Cars - $20 the following streets: installation and replacement, asphalt patching and new • Motorcycles - $10 • Hillcrest Avenue from Elder blacktop surface. The project is scheduled to start in June • Trucks with A & B plates - $26 to Lincoln and be completed by early September. • Trucks with C plates and above - $60 • Grove Avenue from Algonquin Rd. Street signs will be displayed and informational door • Replacement/Transfer Fee - $12 to South River Rd. hangers distributed just prior to construction and a Vil- • Senior Citizens (One per family) - $2 • Grace Lane from Algonquin to Beachway lage designated field representative will be available on • Skyline Dr. from Orchard St. to Glenice Parkway site every day as well. Street and parkway parking will Late Penalty: • Crescent Rd. from Lincoln Ave. to North River Rd. be prohibited at times during construction and driveway • 50% between July 1st and July 31st • Circle Road from Crescent Rd. to Lincoln Ave. access will be interrupted for short periods. Thank you • 100% starting August 1st • North River Rd. from Spring St. to Route 14 * in advance for your cooperation. • Spring St. from North River Rd. to the end *N. River from Crescent to Rt. 14 depends on available funds. FOX RIVER GROVE The President’s Letter Summer Celebration & Park it on the Fox Car Show at Stone Hill Shopping Center on June 12th. This year pleted the Federal Emergency Management Agency training “Complex Incidence Command Systems”. Unused And Expired Medicines Have you ever wondered what to do with Police Department Information Inoperable Vehicles - It is against Village Or- Bike Registration – The Police De- The warm days of sum- they will also have a best dressed pet parade, so get This training, which is required by the federal medicines you no longer need or are expired? dinance Section 15-217 for any inoperable motor your pet over there! Then who can miss the Grove government, allows your Village management and Did you flush them down the toilet thinking partment will be hosting a Bike Registra- mer are once again in vehicle to be kept on your property. This means any tion at the “Park It on the Fox” car show the Grove. The kids are Fireworks display at Picnic Grove park on July 10th. staff to better manage, coordinate and participate that was a safe way to dispose of them? Unfor- motor vehicle from which, for a period of seven (7) in any future disaster using Federal, State and local tunately, flushing down the toilet or drain, is a on Saturday, June 12th. Police Department personnel checking out of school The Village new budget cycle for the 2010/2011 days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been re- will have a table outside of Panera Bread. In addition and you can hear the period began on May first. The final result, after a resources. Later this year Fox River Grove will be source of pollution. Because sewage treatment moved, or on which the engine, wheels, or other parts hosting a mock exercise with Barrington Hills, Cary, plants are not designed to deal with drugs, they to registering bikes, they will also be giving crime pre- crack of the baseball bat tremendous amount of work by the Staff and the have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated vention handouts and helium balloons for children. in the parks. It is a great Trustees, is a General Fund budget that required and the townships so as to increase our preparedness. are released into streams, lakes and groundwater that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under time to get out and enjoy about $70,000 from reserves to balance. This is in Lastly a shout out and thanks to the following ~ and affect fish and other aquatic wildlife. its own power. If you have any questions, please NIXLE Notification System - The Fox River the many parks and trails light of the fact that last year the reserves were seven Our Trustees who are moving ahead with many im- The Fox River Grove Police Department is now contact the Police Department at 847/639-2411. Grove Police Department has been using the NIXLE in Fox River Grove. The months of operating costs. I thank all the people portant projects while controlling the budget. If you a free drop-off location for medications. They can system, a Community Information Service, to deliver Basketball Hoops – It is a violation of the Village's important and timely information to residents for Recreation Council and involved who achieved this when faced with a very see them in town shake their hand. Our retiring Miss accept pills, salves and liquid medications, with Code of Ordinances, Section 18-6 to have a portable “Leave No Child Inside” poor economic climate. Fox River Grove, Nina Mack, who represented us so or without labels, for safe disposal. They cannot the past few months. NIXLE delivers trustworthy basketball hoop and stand in any street, alley, side- and important neighborhood-level public safety group have many pro- I mentioned last time that the Village is instituting well. Our Zoning Board member, Nina Haselhorst, accept sharps, needles, IV bags or thermometers. walk or other public property, when not in use. The grams to keep the children busy outside. who is leaving after giving ten years of fine service. and community event notifications instantly to you the largest road rebuilding program in our history. Village Board has asked the Police Department to by cell phone text message, email and web. There is The Miss Fox River Grove contest sponsored by The various financing instruments we wanted to use Our WW II Veteran, Len Buresh, who was recently FRG Memorial Library notify all residences that are in violation. Your co- honored with a Veterans flight to Washington DC. • Summer Reading Clubs - Adult/Teen and no Spam or Advertising. NIXLE is completely free the Chamber of Commerce has selected a winner required the Village to be rated by the national bond operation in this matter is appreciated. (standard text message rates apply for cell phone from our four contestants: Samantha Baratta, rating agency. I am proud to tell you that your rating Our School District 3, which received two prodigious Youth - "Books are Brain Food". Registration Car Seat Program - The Police Department has awards, "the Red Apple Award" and the "Academic begins Saturday, June 12 for FRG card holders subscribers who do not have text plans with their Jessica Huff, Tara Lauritsen and Taylor Weber. was AA. This is an outstanding evaluation for a small car seats available to borrow should you have a child cell phone providers). The service is simple to use, Congratulations to Tara Lauritsen the 2010 Miss Village, and will save the taxpayers money. Just to Excellence Award" for ARS classes ranking high in and Saturday, June 19 for all others. that you need to transport. You just need to make state tests. And to Olivia Roehri, State Champion reliable and trusted. Register and learn more at www. Fox River Grove and Samantha Baratta, the first provide an example, I will detail the debt issued for • Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is an appointment by calling 847/639-2411. There are nixle.com. Then, spread the word with your FRG runner-up. All of them are winners! the Streets and Parks building. The Debt Certificate in the 7th Grade Class A Girls Discus. Good job all! scheduled for September 16 - 18. different sizes available and you can “check out” a friends and neighbors! The Bicycle Race just finished an excellent event was for just over $3 million for twenty years. It was Till I see you around the Grove, have a wonderful The Library will begin accepting book dona- seat up to seven days. with the most riders and a full stand of specta- offered by Speer and Co. and was purchased by Baird Fox River Grove day. tions Monday, August 16. tors. Also, as you read this we will have had our and Co. Due to our very good bond rating, we were Police Department Thank You Robert J. Nunamaker • Additional information available at www. traditional Veterans Memorial Day Parade down not required to purchase bond insurance and will pay President frgml.lib.il.us or 847/639-2274. at Lions Park. an interest rate of 3.86%. Village of Fox River Grove You will want to have on your calender the I, along with most of the Staff have finally com- Trash Troubles If your trash or yard waste is not picked up on Fridays, you can save yourself some Leave No Child Inside Do I Need A Building Permit?? Branch Chipping Policy time by calling Waste Management directly. There are several events planned for the “Leave Why do we require permits? Especially, if it is The Fox River Grove Street Department will chip Their telephone numbers are 800/447-1066 or No Child Inside” program. You can register by something simple like the replacement of a water tree limbs from April through November (weather 815/385-2221. If, after you call, your trash still calling 847/639-0197 and leave your name, phone heater? permitting) on the: isn’t picked up, please call Village Hall. number and date of the event, and name and age of • First Tuesday of every month For a water heater, we need to inspect for proper each person attending or email the same information • After a major storm (determined by the Public to email@example.com. combustion, air, and ventilation. We need to verify Check Your Outside Faucets Chief Lukasik and Crimestoppers President Jeff Kolota President Nunamaker, Chief Lukasik and Lioness Jennifer Fredrick the dielectric fittings used on the water piping. We Works Superintendent) Be sure to check your outside faucets to be The activities are: need to verify proper gas piping connections are The crew will begin on the south side of town and sure they are off and aren't leaking. A leak can The Police Department would like to thank the Fox River Grove Lioness Club for their donation of a Police Bicycle work from west to east. Once complete, the north (above right). Two Fox River Grove police officers have been trained for the bike patrol. The bike will enable the • June 16th: Drawing with Nature, Diane made. We need to verify the pop-off valve is in place, cost you big bucks . No kidding! Police Department to better patrol the neighborhoods, parks and special events held in the community. Wlezien, 2:30 - 3:30, Lions Park. and the discharge pipe is directed to near the floor. side will be done in the same manner. Chipper They would also like to thank the Cary-Grove Crimestoppers who donated funding for the installation of a • June 19th: Sky Party with Messrs. Nutini and We need to verify the electrical power is correct. material must be: Help The Water Department surveillance system in the Police Department’s Process and Interview rooms (above left). Birren, 8:30 p.m. until Midnight Picnic Grove Park. Permits are required for: • Larger than one inch (1") in diameter Please be sure the water meter viewer on The Police Department, as well as the Village, appreciate the continued support of these great community groups. • June 22 - August 3: Tuesdays ~ Beach Volleyball, • Any new construction, additions or remodeling. • No larger than five inches (5”) in diameter the outside of your home is clear of bushes and • No stumps or roots shrubs. It needs to be easily accessible for the 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Picnic Grove Park. • Alterations and repairs that are structural such • No less than four feet (4')in length FRG Rec Council families will have to travel no farther than Cary for • June 23rd: Take a Nature Walk with FRG Village as brickwork, adding a dormer, and foundation meter readers to get an accurate read. The Fox River Grove Recreation Council (FRGRC) • No more than ten feet (10") in length any game. Second, because CYB has over 1,000 kids President Bob Nunamaker, led by Lisa Haderlein, drainage. is excited to announce that they are partnering with Limbs must be placed in parkway with cut ends Community Gardens enrolled, our children will be able to play at all levels, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Picnic Grove Park. • New electrical wiring and distribution equip- Cary Youth Baseball (CYB) in order to provide the facing the road or direction of traffic flow. Small The Village has a small area available for a including girls softball which Fox River Grove has • June 30th: Dip and Drip with Mary Kozub, 6:30 ment. best possible opportunity and experience for all chil- branches can be bagged for refuse. The Village will community garden. It is located at the south- not been able to support in recent years. And due to p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Water Filtration Plant. • New or relocated plumbing supply, drain, waste, dren participating in Fox River Grove baseball and not remove tree limbs cut down by a contractor on west corner of Hillcrest Road and Lincoln the large number of players, teams are much more vent or gas piping. softball programs. Prompting this change is the fact • June 18th through July 30th: Friday Yoga private property. The contractor would be respon- Avenue. There are currently six spots that are balanced and competitive than Fox River Grove was • HVAC equipment and water heater replace- that for the past several years, the FRGRC has seen a Classes, 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. led by Certified sible for the disposal of this material. Do not place rototilled and ready for planting. If you are able to offer. Finally, the parks of Fox River Grove will ment. steady decline in the number of kids participating in Yoga Instructor Marylou Nunamaker at Picnic branches out after the first Tuesday unless there is interested, please call Village Hall at 847/639- be filled with children playing baseball and softball. • Installation of a fireplace or wood stove. the baseball program. While they have worked very Grove Park: a major storm. Call if you have questions. 3170 to stake your area. While the FRGRC is saddened by the fact this • Moving or enlarging walls, windows and doors hard to try to reverse this trend, unfortunately, the Teens: 6/18, 7/9 and 7/30; Parent/Child: 6/25 • Finishing a basement or an attic space. change represents an end to an independent Fox number of kids registered for the 2010 season was and 7/16; Adults 20+: 7/2 and 7/23 • Driveways, patios, decks walks and fencing (For Help Us Honor Local Soldiers Algonquin Road Resuracing well below last year’s already low number. This River Grove baseball program, we are excited about All events require registration. Please call Zoning Review). The American Legion and Village of Fox River The Village was very fortunate to receive the opportunities this new partnership offers our situation presented some significant challenges in 847/639-0197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • Swimming pools over 24” in depth. Grove are looking for our local men and women federal stimulus money through the American kids, families and our community. (Note: the FRGRC terms of offering a quality experience for the kids and leave your name and phone number, name • Storage sheds (For Zoning Review) who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to repave will continue to offer a T-Ball program for children and their families. and date of the event, and name and age of each If you have questions, or are not sure about an We would like to continue updating our display Algonquin Road from Lexington Avenue to age 6 and under.) For more information about CYB case in the foyer of the Village Hall. Randy Elder Lane. This money was used to remove Our new alliance with CYB, which takes effect you can visit www.caryyouthbaseball.org. For person attending. item, please call the Building & Zoning Department with the 2010 season, offers many benefits to Fox at 847/639-3170. Granath, of the American Legion, is the contact the old asphalt surface, patch, and apply a new information about FRGRC programs, please visit person. You can reach him at 847/875-0159 or asphalt surface and shoulder gravel. This did River Grove kids and their families. First, our kids www.frgrc.org. Rgranath47@aol.com. not cost the Village any money! will continue playing in Fox River Grove – and FOX RIVER GROVE McHenry County Historical Society FOX RIVER GROVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Historical Society has announced their annual Heritage Fair "Magical Summer" will be held Sunday, July 11th from 10 – 4 at the Village of Fox River Grove Water Quality Report – 2009 museum located at 6422 Main Street in Union. It is free to the public with a variety of activities taking place. This year, as in years in past, your tap water met all U.S. and State Environmental lations. The Village currently maintains 20.4 miles of water distribution pipe, in sizes of ◆ Spring Celebration Day & "Park It On The Fox Classic Car Show".............. June 12th . The popular "Clef Hangers" Barbershop Quartet will be there be- Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. Our system vigilantly 4”, 6”, 8” and 12” diameter. There are 262 fire hydrants that are color-coded according Lots of activities throughout the Foxmoor Crossing & Stone Hill Center. safeguards its groundwater supply, and we are working hard to continue providing to gallon per minute flow and 1,541 service lines to homes and business. Fire hydrants tween 11:30 and 1:00. There will be magicians, a quilt appraiser, pie the best water possible. This report summarizes the quality of water that we provided are inspected and flushed in both spring and fall to ensure they are in good working ◆ Veteran’s Picnic ............................................................................................................June 23rd baking contests, cake walks and sales of baked goods, books, antique in 2009. It includes details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and order and available for fire protection needs.The Village maintains water service lines Amvets & American Legion hosting the annual picnic for the Vets at Lions Park clothing, garden plants, and white elephant items throughout the day. how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. from the b-box to the main, including the b-box. The home owner is responsible for the This is a great event for the family ~ make a day of it! service to the house including the shutoff valve before the water meter. Water meters ◆ Vehicle Sticker Deadline ........................................................................................... June 30th What is a water quality report? are read and billed bi-monthly. Every other bi-monthly is estimated. The cost for one Last day to purchase and display before the late fee. Water Conservation Tips The Illinois EPArequires all communities to provide drinking water quality reports thousand gallons of water is $6.06 plus a base charge of $42.45 every two months for ◆ Fireworks 2010 .............................................................................................................. July 10th to their customers on an annual basis. They include information on the water system water and sewer customers as of May 1, 2010. Outdoor Ideas and tables that summarize monitoring data. Consumer awareness and right-to-know A cross connection safety program has been implemented to protect the public Enjoy the shows and some good old fashioned community fun! • Set your mower blades three inches high. were major themes of the 1996 Safe Drinking WaterActAmendments. These amend- water supply from back flow and back siphoning. A drop in water pressure could ◆ FRG Firefighters Water Fights................................................................................... July 11th • Leave the clippings on the lawn. ments confirm the importance of educating the consumer and added new reporting result in a reverse flow into the service lines causing contaminants to be drawn into the • Keep mower blades sharp. requirements to the operators of community water systems. system from cross-connections. All underground sprinkler systems and fire sprinkler Cheer on our FRG Firefighters as they challenge other departments in a water battle. systems are required to have an approved back-flow preventer device installed and • Give the lawn a good soaking every three to five days. Drinking Water Source tested annually. ◆ Arts & Crafts Fair ........................................................................................................ July 18th • Aim sprinklers to water plants, not the sidewalk. The Village of Fox River Grove uses groundwater provided by four shallow wells The Village’s groundwater protection program also works with local business to Browse and buy the beautiful handiwork of many talented crafters at Lions Park. • Use mulch to retain moisture. constructed in the Silurion Dolomite aquifer a depths ranging from 120 ft. to 140 ft. (An prevent the accidental introduction of hazardous chemicals into the groundwater. ◆ Cary-Grove Jaycees River Jam ...............................................................August 14th & 15th Household Ideas aquifer is a geological formation that contains water.) Two of the wells are located at The Village of Fox River Grove had one water quality violation during 2009: The Enjoy music of many at Lions Park ~ food, drinks and fun! Water Treatment Plant No. 1, the third and fourth wells are located at Water Treatment lead consumer notice results was delivered late to the program participants. On • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Plant No. 2. Each well can produce between 400 and 500 gallons per minute. 10/14/09 the level of Trichlorethylene (TCE) in the Village water supply was 2.84 • Fix leaks immediately. parts per billion (ppb). The legal limit is 5.00 ppb so we are not in violation. However, • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. How is the drinking water treated? public notice is required at 2.50 ppb to encourage continued compliance. Our filtering • Take a short shower instead of a bath. Groundwater is pumped from the wells to the treatment facilities where the media were replaced on 10/23/09. TCE level on 11/20/09 was <0.5 ppb. All samples • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the oxidized iron and manganese are then removed with filters. Aeration is provided to collected and tested meet IEPA water quality standards. Village Hall hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. strip any volatile organic compounds out, to improve taste and odor and to oxidize tap until water is cold. iron and manganese. Fluoride is added to revent cavities (Aconcentration of 1 part per Common Questions From Fox River Grove Water Customers Visit the Village of Fox River Grove web site at www.foxrivergrove.org for all the latest information • Install water efficient showerheads and appliances. on events, regulations, policies, etc. This web site is a service provided by Rick Gallas, Angel Street million of fluoride which has shown to reduce cavities by 60%). Chlorine is added for Enterprises, Inc. • Use the garbage disposal sparingly; compost instead. disinfection, along with blended polyphosphate to inhibit corrosion. Treated water is 1. What is the hardness of our Village water? The Village of Fox River Grove continues to take a pro-active role pumped out to the distribution system where water storage is provided in a 500,000 The mineral content or water hardness of the Village water is 28 grains per gallon. in the conservation of water. To ensure water quality and quantity, gallon capacity elevated tank located on Algonquin Road. An emergency water main Anything above 10.5 grains is considered to be very hard water. we request all residents and businesses to join our efforts to protect inter-connection with the Village of Lake Barrington, provides fire protection back-up. 2. Do I need a water softener if I am on Village water? and conserve water. A human can live more than a month without Required EPA Educational Information: Adding a water softener is an individual homeowner's choice. Water that is too soft food, but only about one week without water. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain makes it difficult to remove soap from your hands and might add too much salt to small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessar- your drinking water. Too hard, and laundry detergents work less effectively and there ily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and is a greater chance of excessive scaling of pipes and water fixtures. potential health effects can be obtained by calling the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). 3. Does Fox River Grove add fluoride to the Village's water? FOX RIVER GROVE This newsletter is published by the Village of Fox River Grove, Presorted Standard Yes, fluoride is added to the drinking water to prevent cavities.Water fluoridation 305 Illinois Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021 U.S. Postage Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and improve Phone (847) 639-3170 • Fax (847) 639-9876 PAID general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer un- oral health in both children and adults. Studies have shown that for every dollar www.foxrivergrove.org Permit No. 23 dergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone transplants, people with HIV/ invested in fluoridation, as much as $38 is saved in dental treatment costs. email@example.com AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly Fox River Grove at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from 4. Is radon a contaminate concern in Fox River Grove's water? Editor- Donna M. Brouder IL 60021 their health care providers. USEPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lesson No, radon is not a concern in the Village's water system. Radon that may naturally Layout- Chris Erbach the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminates are available occur in groundwater, is removed during the aeration phase of our treatment process. from the USEPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). 5. Why does the water have a chlorine taste or smell? Sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, Chlorine is added during the treatment process as a disinfectant to prevent the streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the re-growth of harmful bacteria in the water distribution system. To remove any chlorine land or through the ground, it can dissolve naturally occurring minerals and radioac- taste or smell, fill a pitcher full of water and refrigerate it overnight with the lid off. The tive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or chlorine content will dissipate. from human activity. Possible contaminants consist of: • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from 6. I have low water pressure, what can I do? sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and If the pressure is low at only a few sinks, you can do some investigating. Remove POSTAL PATRON LOCAL wildlife. • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or re- the aerator from the faucet and inspect for debris that may be obstructing water flow. If the pressure is low all over the house, call the Water Department and we will inves- FOX RIVER GROVE, ILLINOIS 60021 sult from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharge, tigate. oil and gas production, mining or farming. • Pesticide and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agri- 7. Do you give tours of your water treatment plant? President culture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses. Yes, we are proud of our facilities and enjoy giving tours. We encourage citizens to Robert J. Nunamaker • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic schedule a tour and see where their tap water comes from. Please call Tim Zintl, As- chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum produc- sistant Superintendent of Water & Sewer at 847/639-8360 to make arrangements. Trustees tion, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic Suzanne Blohm systems. 8. Want more information? Duane Figurski • Radioactive contaminants, which may be naturally occurring or the result of oil More information is available on the Village of Fox River Grove's web site www. Michael Ireland and gas production and mining activities. foxrivergrove.org. The Village does routine water quality testing. A table of results can Steve Knar be obtained at Village Hall or visit the web site. If you have other questions about this Gerald Menzel In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the USEPA prescribes regulations report or concerning your water system, please contact Tim Zintl, Assistant Superinten- Jim Tuman that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water dent of Water & Sewer at 847/639-8360. We want our valued customers to be informed systems. about their water quality. Also, feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled Water quality testing is performed on a daily basis, with monthly bacteriological Public Works committee meetings held on the 1st. Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Village Administrator samples collected and submitted to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The at the Village Hall, at 305 Illinois Street. Water is a valuable natural resource, please Art Osten, Jr. Village's water supply is in compliance with all EPA water quality standards and regu- help protect our drinking water and practice good water conservation. Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Source Water Assessment Summary Based on information obtained in the Well Site Survey, published in 1989, fourteen information so the recharge areas for the wells can be mapped. This information can possible problem sites were identified within the survey area of Fox River Grove. Fur- be obtained by completing pump tests on the wells and completing mass water level thermore, information provided by the Leaking Underground Storage Tank and Reme- measurements on wells finished in the aquifers utilized by the wells. dial Project Management Sections of the Illinois EPA indicated several additional sites Finally, the Illinois EPA recommends that the Village investigate additional source with ongoing remediations which may be of concern. The Illinois EPA has determined water protection management options to address land use activities within the recharge that Fox River Grove's wells are susceptible to contamination. This determination is areas, when developed. Specifically, these management options must include potential based on a number of criteria including; monitoring conducted at the wells; monitoring impacts from point and nonpoint sources of groundwater contamination. conducted at the entry point to the distribution system; and the available hydrogeologic data on the wells. The Illinois Environmental Protection Act provides minimum protec- tion zones of 400 feet for Fox River Grove's wells. These minimum protection zones are 2009 Regulated Contaminants Detected regulated by the Illinois EPA. To further minimize the risk to the groundwater supply, the Illinois EPA recommends that five additional activities be assessed. Water Quality Test Results First, the Village may wish to enact a "maximum setback zone" ordinance to further Definitions: The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of protect their water supply. These ordinances are authorized by the Illinois Environmen- which may require explanation. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The high- tal Protection Act and allow county and municipal officials the opportunity to provide est level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCL's are set as close to additional protection up to 1,000 feet from their wells. the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal as feasible using the best available treatment Second, the water supply staff may wish to revisit their contingency planning docu- technology.Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in ments. Contingency planning documents are a primary means to ensure that, through drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG's al- emergency preparedness, the Village will minimize their risk of being without safe and low for a margin of safety. mg/l: milligrams per litre or parts per million - or one ounce adequate water. in 7,350 gallons of water.ug/l: micrograms per litre or parts per billion - or one ounce in Third, the water supply staff is encouraged to review their cross connection control 7,350,000 gallons of water. na: not applicable. Avg: Regulatory compliance with some program to ensure that it remains current and viable. Cross connections to either the MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. Maximum Residual water treatment plant (for example, at bulk water loading stations) or in the distribu- Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. tion system may negate all source water protection initiatives provided by the Village. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of disinfectant in Fourth, the Village should obtain aquifer property data and groundwater flow direction drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG's allow for a margin of safety. Regulated Contaminants Detected Coliform Bacteria Maximum Contami- Total Coliform Maximum Highest No. Fecal Coliform or E. Coli Maxi- Total No. of Positive E. Coli or Fecal Violation Likely Source of Contaminant nant Level Goal Contaminant Level of Positive mum Contaminant Level Coliform Samples 0 1 positive monthly sample. 1 0 N Naturally present in the environment. Lead and Copper - Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety. Date Sampled MCLG Action Level 90th Percentile # Sites Over AL Units Violation Likely Source of Contaminant Copper 1.3 1.3 1.72 15 ppm N Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; corrosion of household plumbing systems Lead* 0 15 8.83 2 ppb N Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits Disinfectants & Disinfection Collection Date Highest Level Range of Levels MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contaminant By-Products Detected Detected Chlorine 1.56 0.1 - 1.56 MRDLG=4 MRDL=4 ppm N Water additive to control microbes. HaloAcetic Acids (HAA5)* 0.01 0.01 - 0.01 No goal for the total 60 ppb N By-product of drinking water chlorination. Not all sample results may have been used for calculating the Highest Level Detected because some results may be part of an evaluation to determine where compliance sampling should occur in the future Total Trihalomethanes (TThm)* 24.92 24.92 - 24.92 No goal for the total 80 ppb N By-product of drinking water chlorination. Not all sample results may have been used for calculating the Highest Level Detected because some results may be part of an evaluation to determine where compliance sampling should occur in the future Inorganic Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Range of Levels MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contaminant Detected Detected Barium 0.000863 0.00012 - 0.000863 2 2 ppm N Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits. Flouride 0.000968 0.000924 4 4.0 ppm N Erosion of nautral deposits; water additive which -0.000968 promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Iron 0.00018 0.0001 - 0.00018 1.0 ppm N Erosion from naturally occuring deposits. Manganese 0.0565 0.00652 - 0.0565 150 150 ppb N Erosion from naturally occuring deposits. Sodium 84 41 - 84 ppm N Erosion from naturally occuring deposits: in water softener regeneration. Radioactive Contaminants Collection Date Highest Level Range of Levels MCLG MCL Units Violation Likely Source of Contaminant Detected Detected Combined Radium 226/228 1.1 1.1 - 1.1 0 5 pCi/L N Erosion of natural deposits Violations Table Violation Type Violation Begin Violation End Violation Explanation The Lead and Copper Rule protects public health by minimizing lead and copper levels in drinking water, primarily by reducing water corrosivity. Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials. Lead and Copper Rule Lead Consumer 10-1-09 We failed to provide the results of lead tap water monitoring to the consumers at the location water was tested. Notice (LCR) These were supposed to be provided no later than 30 days after learning the results. *If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.