City Wide Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Macomb Public Works Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Monday, October 3, 25, 2016. We will continue to flush our entire water distribution system throughout the summer, and into fall.

Fire hydrants will be flushed on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Please be advised that flushing may cause some discoloration of water. This does not represent a health hazard. However, customers are cautioned to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur. If you experience discolored water, avoid using hot water until discoloration clears and run your cold water for approximately 5-10 minutes to clear your service line.

If you do have any laundry damaged by discolored water, avoid drying the clothes. Rust remover can also be picked up at the Public Works building located at 233 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Please also be advised that if the system pressure in the area of your residence drops below 20psi during flushing you will be issued a “boil order”. This is a precautionary measure in order to assure your safety, and the “boil order’ will be lifted once water samples have satisfactorily passed analytical testing at an independent laboratory.

Please report extended discoloration, and any concerns to the Water Treatment Plant at 309-836-3916.

The Public Works Department regrets any temporary inconvenience you may experience, however, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic consumption.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Announcement

The City of Macomb is undergoing a major construction project to upgrade our Wastewater Treatment Facility. Construction of new high efficiency blowers, airlift pumps, air distribution lines, SCADA control system, and tertiary filtration upgrade and replacement as the Plant are financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes the replacement and upgrade of plant equipment that has exceeded its useful life. The total cost of the project is expected not to exceed $3 million and will be paid back over 20 years. Once complete, it will improve plant reliability and provide greater flexibility in the operation of the plant. SRF programs operates in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our valuable resources, water. For more information, feel free to contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Josh Peters at 309-833-2088 or Hanson Engineering at 217-747-9254.

Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system

The City of Macomb has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Macomb officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city/county.

This system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. “If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called.” One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database, this is an extremely important feature.

All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

Click Here to register your phone number

US 67 Lane Reduction Near Macomb

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that northbound US 67 between County Road 1500N and County Road 1600N, just north of Macomb, will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, April 11.

The lane closure is necessary for pavement construction as part of stage work to build an intersection with IL 336 and will be in place until May.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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The City of Macomb would like to remind everyone with the winter weather anticipated that a snowfall of three (3) inches shall automatically constitute a snow emergency for the City of Macomb. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on a street that has been designated as a snow route in the city.

Streets that have been designated Snow Routes are:

Adams Street from Randolph Street to the west city limits.

Bower Road from University Drive to Jackson Street.

Calhoun Street from Campbell Street to Bonham Street.

Candy Lane its entire length.

Carroll Street from Lafayette Street to Western Avenue and from Randolph Street to Prairie Avenue.

Deer Road its entire length.

Dudley Street its entire length.

Grant Street its entire length.

Harmony Lane its entire length.

Jefferson Street its entire length.

Johnson Street its entire length.

Lafayette Street from Washington Street to Grant Street.

Maple Avenue its entire length.

Murray Street from Johnson Street to Western Avenue.

McArthur Street from Washington Street to Grant Street.

Pearl Street its entire length.

Pierce Street from Johnson Street to State Street.

Piper Street from Candy Lane to Pearl Street.

Prairie Avenue its entire length.

Randolph Street from Washington Street to Grant Street and from Calhoun Street to Glenwood Park.

Tower Road from Wigwam Hollow Road to Lafayette Street.

University Drive from Wigwam Hollow Road to Western Avenue, from Western Avenue to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette Street to Bower Road.

Ward Street its entire length.

Washington Street from Lafayette Street to Ward Street and from Campbell Street to White Street.

Western Avenue from Adams Street to University Drive.

Wheeler Street from Prairie Avenue to the east city limits.

White Street its entire length.

Wigwam Hollow Road its entire length.

The City of Macomb would appreciate your cooperation and patience and please help keep our streets safe for those who must travel.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

Recent changes have been adopted by the Macomb City Council in regard to SNOW and ICE removal from sidewalks. As contained in Ordinance 15-35, adopted by the City Council of the City of Macomb, in an effort to maintain safe and passable pedestrian sidewalk areas in zones that have been identified as either having high pedestrian traffic or being an area where safe and passable sidewalks was of great importance, being the School Zones, there is a mandate that property owners of these parcels that abut or front on a paved sidewalk, must remove the snow and treat the ice, if necessary.

If there is a snow event, being 3 inches of snow or more, or an ice event, then the Public Works Director shall declare a snow event mandating snow removal of sidewalks in the abatement zones. The Director will issue a statement to the City Clerk who will post the information on the City’s website, facebook page, and forward the statement to local radio stations and television stations. Property owners within the abatement zones will have 24 hours to remove the snow and ice following the public announcement. If the property owner does not remove the snow and ice then the City shall have the snow and ice removed and will bill the property owner for the cost of the removal.

PLEASE contact the Building and Zoning Office at the number listed below, prior to a snow or ice event if you feel you are without an ability to have the snow or ice removed and the City shall attempt to aid in suggesting alternate sources for complying with the snow and ice removal requirements.

The sidewalk is to be cleared of snow for a width of at least 48 inches or if the sidewalk is lesser than 48 inches in width then the entire width. If the snow or ice has become too hard to remove then the property owner responsible shall apply sand or other abrasive material to make pedestrian travel on the sidewalk reasonably safe. When conditions do not allow for the complete removal of ice and snow, the property owner shall remove the remaining ice and snow as soon as temperatures make removal possible.

All the information can be found in the City of Macomb’s Municipal Code Sections 20-54 through 20-57. The Municipal Code is available online or in the City Clerk’s office.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Building and Zoning, 309/833-4944, or the Office of the City Administrator, 309/837-0501, with any additional questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your cooperation and support in this effort to provide safe and passable sidewalks.

On Line Payment Options

The City of Macomb is now offering the following options for on-line payments:

View and manage your water account

Pay your water deposit or monthly water bill

Pay parking tickets, ordinance violations and other miscellaneous fees.

Please visit the City of Macomb’s website at or the kiosk located in the hallway in City Hall next to the water counter for more information.

Please note that is is very important you enter your account number and service location exactly as shown on your bill. Also, please be careful to distinguish between the letter “O” and the number zero “0” when entering information.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding these options, please call the Water Department at (309)833.2031. Thank you.