City of Crystal Lake Public Works Department
Andrew Resek, Water & Sewer Superintendent
Office: (815) 356-3614
Fax: (815) 356-3697
Sewer Division Programs
Cleaning and Televising (Internal Video Inspection) of Sanitary and Storm Sewer Systems
The Sewer Division operates an aggressive maintenance program that includes cleaning and televising sanitary sewers throughout the City. The Division uses the CCTV (Closed Circuit Televising Unit) to internally inspect sanitary sewers for defects, service line connection locations, and overall conditional in order to determine the repair or replacement needs in order to assure that timely service is provided to this aging buried infrastructure.
Every year the Division selects sanitary sewer line segments for improvements. These improvements usually are completed by internally lining the sewer line segments with a fiberglass liner to eliminate ground water infiltration and cover defects in the pipe (such as cracks, holes, or weakened areas within the pipe). Every year the Division replaces approximately two dozen storm drain inlets or catch basins that have failed due to age, street resurfacing programs, or are in need of improvements required for better drainage.