W. Dundee to Survey Property Owners on Need for Backflow Device

WEST DUNDEE — Weekend warriors who have installed their own lawn irrigation systems without a permit are destined to inherit another project, village officials say.

Following Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regulations, the village board recently adopted a survey process to determine if residents need to install a backflow prevention device on their property.

The device, used to protect the public water supply from contamination or pollution, already can be found on more than a quarter of the properties in the village, West Dundee Public Works Director Rich Babica said.