New lawns require special care until they are established. It’s important for homeowners to apply for a Sod Laying and Seeded Lawn Installation Permit to allow extra watering for lawns with new seed or sod. The permit allows watering for 10 consecutive days, between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This permit must be displayed on a front window. Residents can obtain a permit for $10 from the Utility Billing Office in City Hall, 630-377-4426 or Public Works facility 630-377-4405.
Did you receive a new tree in the parkway in front of your home this spring? The City wants to make sure your young tree stays healthy so you can enjoy it for years to come. The City will work to minimize transplant shock for new trees and promote healthy plantings in several ways: Read more »
Trees grow best when soils are moist to a depth of six inches. As a rule of thumb, it takes one inch of water to wet six inches of soil. Read more »
Mulching is very beneficial for your trees. Mulch: Read more »
Since the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was first found in the City in 2008, the Public Works Department has been actively inspecting and evaluating the City’s ash trees. Public right-of-way (parkway) ash trees that have been confirmed with EAB are marked with a purple dot. Depending on the severity of the infestation, a confirmed EAB tree may be selected for removal and replacement and is marked with a pink dot. Read more »
The City of St. Charles Water Division will finish flushing the water main distribution system with the Northeast quadrant beginning Sunday, May 5 at 10 p.m. Flushing will continue to Friday, May 17.
The City sweeps its streets to remove sand, stone, debris, refuse, dirt, and other materials which may have accumulated on the roadway. Not only does it keep our City streets clean and presentable, street sweeping also helps eliminate potential pollutants from entering the storm sewer system. This year, the City has hired K. Hoving Companies to assist with sweeping all public City streets on a regular basis according to the following schedule: Read more »
There are 179 miles of streets maintained by the City.
May 19-25, 2013
This week recognizes the quality of life public works departments and employees bring to our communities. In St. Charles, our Public Works Department provides clean water, efficient electric services, and well maintained streets and neighborhoods.