Water Distribution & Sewer Collection

Building Location:  2610 Plaza Drive, Highland, IL  62249
Not Open to the Public

Supervisor: Randy Rinderer

Sept. 22, 2021   City of Highland Hydrant Flushing Notice

The Water and Sewer Maintenance Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants in Highland beginning October 4, 2021 and continue for next 2-3 weeks as part of our bi-annual routine water system maintenance.

You may experience low water pressure and water discoloration when the hydrants in your area are flushed.  Pressures will return to normal after flushing.  If the water is discolored, allow fixtures to run for a short while until it clears.  If the water does not clear, please call Public Works and we will send someone to investigate.


The Water Distribution/Sewer Collection Division has seven  full-time employees.  Various duties include water main repair, hydrant flushing, hydrant testing, new water services, sanitary sewer main jetting, and manhole maintenance.  The division is responsible for 89 miles of water main and 61 miles of sanitary sewer.

If you see a suspicious amount of water running, please call the City of Highland.

Sanitary sewer backups should be reported to the Department of Public Works to check the status of the sewer mains that are City maintained. Crews will determine if the problems is a City responsibility or that of the homeowner.