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Director of Public Works:

Jeff Bumgarner

Phone: 815-223-6344


It is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street in the City Limits at any time after 24 hours have elapsed following a snowfall of three inches (3") or more until the snow and ice on the public street has been plowed from curb to curb.  

Any vehicle parked in violation of this order is subject to be towed.  Any person violating this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of $25.00.  

What We Do

The City of La Salle Public Works Department consists of five divisions: Streets, Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Building & Grounds. The Superintendent of Public Works, Jeff Bumgarner, directly supervises all Public Works operations and manages the overall direction of the Department and coordinates its operations with other Departments in the city. For service or questions, call 815-223-6344.

Street Department & Water Distribution

Foreman Al Opsal

This division is responsible for the following duties:

  • Pothole patching
  • Street sweeping
  • Catch basin cleaning
  • Dead animal disposal
  • Branch pickup
  • Garbage pickup from city property
  • Minor street and storm drainage repairs
  • Snow plowing
  • Street signs
  • Sewer cleaning
  • Mosquito abatement on city property
  • Fleet maintenance and repair
  • Water main maintenance, installation and repairs
  • Fire hydrant maintenance, installation and repairs.
  • Water valve maintenance, installation and repairs.
  • Locating water lines for J.U.L.I.E.
  • Installation of residential and commercial water meters

Water treatment

Superintendent of Water Works: Dave Stacker

This division is responsible for the maintenance, operation and repairs of the following facilities:

Water Plant - 234 Union Street

  • Two booster stations
  • 7 wells
  • Four elevated tanks
  • One ground storage tank

Buildings & Grounds

Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds: Ron Burkhart

This department has the following duties:

  • leaf collection
  • pool maintenance
  • mowing parks, ditches
  • City Hall
  • Park buildings
  • equipment upkeep / bleachers
  • Plantings around town
  • mulch in parks

Waste Water Treatment

Superintendent of Waste Water: Vincent Maggi

This division is responsible for the maintenance, operation and repairs of the following facilities:

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant - 400 River Street - 3.3 MGD (million gallons a day) DAF, 9.0 MGD Storm Flows, screening grit removal, pre-aeration, primary clarification, conventional activated sludge, secondary clarification, bleach disinfection, aerobic and anaerobic digestion, sludge lagoon storage, CSO capture and recycle for treatment.
  • Sewage lagoons
  • CSO pumping and storage facility
  • Three combined sewer overflows
  • Eight lift stations
  • East Side Waste Water Treatment Plant - 2839 Eagle Drive - 1 MGD, flow equalization, Eutek grit removal, activated sludge (VLR), fine Screens, membrane bio-reactor, UV, cannibal solids handling

This team ensures the city provide dependable water supply and meets or exceeds state and federal quality standards.administers the city's pretreatment program which is regulated by the EPA. Administrative objectives are to protect the city's wastewater plant from pollutants that may interfere with plant operation, prevent pollutants that may pass through untreated from being introduced into the plant, and to improve opportunities for the plant to reuse wastewater and sludges that are generated.

LaSalle's Wastewater Treatment Plant; Picture of stormwater channel

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I contact the city to remove fallen branches from my yard?

Yes, contact the City at 815-223-3755 and 815-223-6344 with your name, address and the location of the branch(es) to be removed. The branches must be at the curb or the alley (the crews cannot remove branches from private property) and be no longer than 6 (six) foot in length. You will receive a bill from the city for $10.00 (the first 15 minutes) and .75 every minute after the first 15. The city cannot remove trunks or stumps and cannot trim your trees. Contact a tree-removal service for this type of work.

Where can I dispose of household hazardous wastes? 

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency schedules household hazardous waste pickup annually.

Who is responsible for opening blocked sewers?

To report a blocked sewer during regular business hours contact (815)223-3755. Evenings or weekends contact the non-emergency Police department number (815)223-2131.

What do I do in the event of flooding?

Guide to Flooding