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Rain Barrels

The Village of Oswego, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, is selling rain barrels! Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Modern barrels are sealed, safe around children, and insect resistant. Users divert water from your downspout to fill the rain barrel. A hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use. Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. Rainwater is a sustainable solution for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars and windows.

Please place your order before April 18, 2017. Rain barrels will cost $55-$60 and can be ordered through the Village of Oswego’s website at When ordering, select the Village of Oswego order form on the right sidebar and choose to deliver the barrel to your home for an additional $5, or choose municipal pick up for no additional charge. Follow the link to place your order -

Orders placed prior to April 18 for municipal pick up are to be collected at the Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Reuse and Recycle Extravaganza on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Oswego Village Hall, located at 100 Parkers Mill. Please collect rain barrels from this facility prior to 12:00 pm on April 22.  

Rain barrels may be ordered for home delivery from now until Christmas.

Please call Mark D. Runyon at 630.554.3242 or email for assistance.

Water Main Flushing

The Public Works Department will be flushing water mains during the two week period of April 17th – April 28th (weather permitting).  Crews will begin flushing at 7:00 a.m.  Please do your laundry before that time or after 6:00 p.m. on these days to avoid rust discoloration of clothes. If your clothes become discolored, please notify the Public Works Department at 630-554-3242.

The Public Works Department flushes all fire hydrants in the spring and fall under the recommendation of the Illinois EPA. Flushing does a number of things including cleaning of water mains and producing fresh water to areas of the system that have low or very little usage.Flushingcleans the water mains by running high flows of water through fire hydrants to get rid of iron deposits that could produce colored water and, in some instances, plugged water meters.Flushingalso helps produce fresh water by opening hydrants at the end of water mains and pulling fresh water all the way to the end of the line. This helps if a resident lives in a new subdivision that has little water usage.

REMEMBER – if the Village crews are in your area, do not do laundry until after6:00 p.m. on the days of flushing. Also, before running your hot water, run all cold water taps first to make sure the water is running clear. Only when it is running clear is when you want to run your hot water.

The department will be putting up signs to alert residents of the upcoming flushing. These signs will be placed throughout the Village the week before the flushing.  Please watch for them. 

Special Leaf Collection - ZONE C

The Village of Oswego is committed to three leaf vacuum collections in each zone during the fall season. Due to the early snow this past fall, we needed to convert equipment over for snow removal operations; therefore we were not able to complete the leaf vacuum collection in

Zone C.  As time allowed, we were able to use our end loader to remove leaves from the street curb lines for drainage. In order to complete the collection process in Zone C with our leaf vacuums, we will begin the vacuum collection process in Zone C only, on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Zone C - East of the Fox River and northwest of US 34

(Boulder Hill, Cedar Glen, Downtown (north of Rt. 34), Fairway Crossing, Farmington Lakes, Heritage, Kingsbrook Crossing, Mill Race Creek, Rt. 25, Chicago Road (Walgreens side), Hawthorne Drive, Stone Gate, Victoria Meadows, Windcrest, Winding Waters)

Leaves need to be placed in the parkway grass by 7:00 a.m. on April 10th.  Crews will make one pass down each side of the street. Leaves not placed out by 7:00 a.m. on April 10th may be placed in yard waste bags for the FREE Groot refuse pick up, the week of April 24th – 28th, on your regular scheduled garbage day.

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The normal Yard Waste sticker program by Groot is April 3rd through December 1st, 2017.

For additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department @ 630-554-3242 during normal business hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Early Voting for Kendall County at Oswego Village Hall

2017 Consolidated Election - The polls of election will be open from 6:00am- 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Vote in your assigned precinct.

Important Reminder: Please be sure to check your Kendall County polling location and registration prior to Election Day. The Election & Voter information page can found at

Early Voting at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill (Community Room)

Consolidated Election

March 20th- March 24th ------------- 8:00am- 6:00pm

March 25th ---------------------------- 8:00am- 2:00pm

March 27th- March 30th ------------- 8:00am- 6:00pm

Hours of operation may be subject to change.

For more information on early voting and other voting options please contact the Kendall County Clerk’s Office at 630-553-4104, 111. W. Fox Street, Yorkville, IL. 

#OswegoConnects Community Rally

Are you looking for new opportunities to connect with people in your community? Join 50+ organizations from the Oswegoland area at the #OswegoConnects Community Rally on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Oswego East High School enter Door #41 (OE Athletics entrance). Learn about the many opportunities to volunteer and get connected with those with similar interests in the Oswegoland area!

Community Organizations and Service Groups will be available to provide more details about their groups and help you cultivate your passions or learn about something new. For more information, contact the Village of Oswego at 630-554-4636 or

At the event, members of the community will be invited to sign up to participate in the Village's Inaugural Day of Service! The Day of Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 throughout Oswego. Join us to contribute your time, talents and efforts at the #OswegoConnects Day of Service!

For more information and to register, visit

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