Street & Sewer Superintendent
Taylorville, Illinois 62568-1944
Phone: (217) 824-2559
Hours: 7AM-4PM Mon-Fri
(Closed between 12pm & 1pm)
The City of Taylorville Street & Sewer Department is responsible for maintaining approximately 85 miles of city streets and alleyways, all sanitary and storm sewers within the city and sixteen lift stations.
In addition to maintaining streets and alleyways, the Street Department also provides limb pickup in the months of April and October, mosquito spraying, snow removal, street sweeping, signal light maintenance, and boulevard tree trimming.
The Sewer Department repairs, cleans and installs sanitary and storm sewer lines, televises sewer lines to determine sewer taps and trouble shoot possible problems in the main sewers and uses the Vactor machine to blow main sewer lines and clean culverts and catch basins. There are approximately 400 miles of sanitary and storm sewers installed from 1893 to 2002.
There are six full time employees in the Street Department and three full time employees in the Sewer Department. If help is needed in either department, personnel move from one department to the other to help out.
Northeastern 30” Sanitary Sewer – Phase 1 Project Notice
This winter and continuing through the summer the City of Taylorville will construct a new trunk sanitary sewer as part of its program to reduce the flow in the overloaded combined sewer system and redirect sewer gases to outside the residential area. The project is located in the agricultural fields north of Northern Avenue and Heights Avenue beginning at IL Route 29 and continuing east to Snodgrass Street. In addition a sanitary sewer force main will be constructed within the street right-of-way beginning at Ester Street and running north along Long Street to Cleveland, east to Snodgrass and continuing north to the north end of Snodgrass Street. The project is known as Northeastern 30 Inch Sanitary Sewer – Phase 1. This project is being financed in part with a $2,800,475 loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program. This Program is funded by both state and federal sources. This loan has a 1.75% interest rate and will be repaid over 20 years. By utilizing the revenue of the non-home rule sales tax increment adopted in 2010, the City is undertaking this project without the need to raise sewer rates for debt repayment.
Ward II – City Park Addition, Phase 5 Project Notice
This winter and spring the City of Taylorville will construct a storm sewer as part of its program to remove storm water from its combined sewer system. The project is located along Silver Street between Park Street and Elm Street and along Elm Street from Sliver Street to east of Cheney Street. The project is known as Ward II-City Park Addition Phase 5. This project is being financed in part with a $1,017,000 loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program. This Program is funded by both state and federal sources. This loan has a 1.75% interest rate and will be repaid over 20 years. By utilizing the revenue of the non-home rule sales tax increment adopted in 2010, the City is undertaking this project without the need to raise sewer rates for debt repayment.
Household Waste: Residents may deposit household waste and old furniture, mattresses, and microwaves in the dumpster at the Street Department.
Yard Waste: Residents may bring leaves, grass clippings, weeds, small twigs, shrub and bush clippings, and small garden or flower plants. Residents are responsible for removing yard waste from bags and taking bags with them after disposal in the yard waste bin at the Street Department
Old appliances and scrap metal: Residents may bring scrap metal and old appliances, excluding those that have contained freon, to the Street Department scrap metal bin.
Recycling: Items accepted are newspaper, plastic, aluminum cans and magazines. Cardboard is not accepted.
Located at the Street Department are facilities for City residents to dispose of household waste, yard waste, old appliances and scrap metal and a recycling bin. Yard waste, scrap metal and recycling are free of charge. Household waste is $1.00 per bag or item. Garbage Disposal Fee Tags can be purchased at the City Clerk’s Office.
NOTE: Attendant will ask for current drivers license or current tax bill for proof of residency of the city limits.
The hours for household waste and recycling are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The hours for yard waste and the scrap metal bin are Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.