Stormwater Management

Drainage and Flood Complaint Form

Are you experiencing drainage issues or are there areas that flood?  If so, click here to access the fillable Drainage & Flood Complaint Form.  The form will be electronically submitted to Village Staff and they will contact you during regular business hours.  If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

2022 Stormwater Study 

The Village of Indian Head Park hired Thomas Engineering Group, LLC to develop a Comprehensive Stormwater Management Study Report for the area known as "45 Acres," which are the Hadon's Woodland Hills and Western Builders Indian Village subdivisions developed circa 1974.  The Study Reports are listed below.

Stormwater & NPDES

Stormwater is water that flows over the ground surface when it rains without being absorbed by vegetation, soil, and other permeable areas. Impervious surfaces like roofs, streets, and sidewalks increase the amount of stormwater that reaches the storm drains. Runoff from roads and lawns can carry pollutants (oil and grease, pesticides, fertilizers, salt, chemicals, etc.) that go untreated, degrading streams and lowering the quality of water. In 1972, the Federal Clean Water Act created the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate pollutant discharge from pipes and ditches. For more information regarding stormwater runoff and NPDES see the following links;

Protecting water quality from urban runoff

After the storm

EPA's Official NPDES page

Center for watershed protection

Stormwater Management Program

In order to meet these control measures, the Village has created a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). Additionally, the Village files Annual Reports with the IEPA that describe work completed in the past year.

2018-2019 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2020-2021 Annual Report

How You Can Help

Residents and businesses can take steps to help protect Indian Head Park's waterway, Flagg Creek.  To prevent stormwater pollution, avoid dumping anything into storm drains, clean up after your pets, wash vehicles in commercial areas that lead to a sewage treatment plant, install rain gardens, and limit the use of fertilizer and de-icing salt.  For more information about stormwater pollution and tips on how you can reduce your impact, see the links below.

If you suspect illegal dumping is occurring or there are suspicious discharges from the storm sewer system, please immediately report it here in our Concern & Compliment Portal or call 9-1-1.

Report blockages and debris in streams by calling (312) 787-3575 or by visiting this link.