Monday, May 22, 2017

Winter Preparedness

Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories.  Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms.  Extremely cold air comes every winter in at least part of the country and affect millions of people across […]

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Quentin Road Project

We are truly aware of this particular stretch of roadway.  Unfortunately, Quentin Road is not under our jurisdiction.  It is a Cook County Highway Department roadway.  We routinely receive calls regarding this section of roadway, which prompted us to inform those who inquire that the following website can be used to find upcoming County projects.  […]

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Open Burning

Part of autumn that many in the Midwest have come to reminisce is the smell of burning leaves broadcasting thru the countryside. However, burning leaves and other landscape materials may be regulated thru local municipalities, as written by the Illinois Environmental Protection agency “It depends on the local laws and ordinances as units of local […]

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Urban Runoff

We are fortunate to live near the Great Lakes, which is the largest group of fresh water lakes on the planet and represent 84% of North America’s surface freshwater. Urban runoff is threatening these bodies of freshwater and public awareness needs to be present and heightened. Urban runoff pollution comes from neighborhood streets, ditches, storm […]

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Electronic Recycling

Since 1999, SWANCC has provided environmentally responsible recycling for end of life computers and electronics.  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.gov) – since the late 1990s, electronics or E-Waste has been the fastest-growing component of the municipal waste stream.  Additionally, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC.org) cautions that some of the materials […]

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Driveway Snow Clearing

 Whether we receive several inches of sleet, freezing rain, graupel, snow or extreme frigid air, Palatine Township Road District is staffed and equipped to combat all the fickle weather we receive in the Chicagoland area. Help us to keep your neighbors and other motorists safe by not disposing of snow into the street, a public […]

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2015 Strategic Plan

Palatine Township Road District provides maintenance for roadways, including bridges and right of ways, in the unincorporated areas of Palatine Township.  We provide services in a timely, efficient and courteous manner always mindful that the taxpayers of Palatine Township are paying for the services we provide.  It is important that the Road District have vision that […]

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Roadway History

The 1785 Land Ordinance passed under the US Articles of Confederation was intended to provide a means of raising money for the US government through the sale of the land west of the original 13 colonies. Since the area was largely unmapped a system for mapping and subdividing the land had to be devised. The […]

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Household Waste

Water is the foundation for everything we do throughout life.  It is used for recreation, economic development and of course human existence.  However, not much of the water on the Earth is fit for consumption.  Ninety seven percent of the Earth’s water is salt water, while the rest is frozen in glaciers or polluted.  In […]

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Small Stream Maintenance Program

To reduce flooding in urbanized areas through immediate and relatively simple remedies is the mission statement of the Small Streams Maintenance Program (SSMP) of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).  Since it began in 2006, dedicated crews have provided a valuable service by removing debris from creeks, streams and waterways.  The success […]

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