Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Arlington Heights Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts April 24, 2017

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to start on April 24 and will run through May 5. Each year, the Village of Arlington Heights Public Works Staff operates, flushes, and maintains 3,300 public and 850 private fire hydrants. The personnel generally work in consecutive 12 hour shifts to rapidly facilitate this event with minimal inconvenience to Arlington Heights residents.

Some benefits that are generated from this scheduled operation and maintenance are:
Every public fire hydrant is operated and maintained. If it cannot be maintained, it is marked out of service and the emergency response agencies are notified. The hydrant is then brought back into service as soon as possible.
Every private hydrant is operated and if maintenance is necessary, appropriate owners and emergency agencies are promptly notified and the hydrant is marked as out of service. Maintenance is monitored until complete.
Water is measured in gallons per minute in order to document flow for the Fire Department.


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Refuse Collection Rates Change April 1, Landscape Waste Collection Begins April 3

Per the Village's contract with Groot Industries, refuse collection rates will change on April 1, 2017 for single-family homes. The new rate schedule is listed below.

Curbside service for once per week is $17.67 per month and $24.78 per month for twice a week.For seniors, the cost is $15.03 per month for once-a-week service and $21.07 per month for twice a week.

Back Door service for once per week is $28.33 per month and $40.51 per month for twice a week. For seniors, the cost is $24.08 per month for once-a-week service and $34.43 per month for twice a week.

Click here to view the 2017 brochure regarding the Village's solid waste program.

http://www.vah.com/assets/1/documents/2017_Groot_Brochure.pdf

Landscape Waste Collection Season, April 3 – December 15.

Landscape waste stickers will cost $2.65 beginning April 1 and must be placed on all landscape waste bags and bundles of brush prior to collection, except for those households participating in the subscription program or the landscape waste/food scrap subscription program. Stickers can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores, Village Hall and the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Details about the landscape waste subscription programs are explained in the Groot brochure.


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Broken Water Main Closes Goebbert Rd in Both Directions Monday Evening

Goebbert Road will completely shut down in both directions at Algonquin Road as of 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Also, the westbound right lane of Algonquin Road will also be closed. Repair work for water main expected to be 4 hours.


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Power lines down on Hawthorne St between Vail Ave in Dunton Ave


Power lines down on Hawthorne Street between Dunton Avenue and Vail Avenue. Power outage in the area with a wider short lasting power outage in other neighborhoods.


FireMapChicago.net provides early reports that are not confirmed incidents. For more developed reports, see chicagofiremap.net

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Road closed for snapped utility pole at Central Rd & S Dwyer Ave, Arlington Heights


Central Road closed west of Northwest Community Hospital approximately between Dwyer Avenue and Central Road for a snapped utility pole and downed power lines. Estimated repair completion time is 7:30 PM to 8 PM.

FireMapChicago.net provides early reports that are not confirmed incidents. For more developed reports, see chicagofiremap.net

Train gate broken in the wind at Northwest Highway and Wilke Road Arlington Heights


Train gate broken in the wind and hanging a little over the railroad tracks. Union Pacific Railroad notified.

FireMapChicago.net provides early reports that are not confirmed incidents. For more developed reports, see chicagofiremap.net