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With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please find parking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th: 

Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.

107th Street will be closed to traffic. 

Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:

* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *

* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *

* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *

* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *

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How to Deal With Sanitary Sewer Backup

When a sewer backup requires immediate action, Public Works representatives are available to help residents determine the problem. Below are a few tips to help you deal with a sewer backup:

  1. Always call the Public Works Department prior to calling a plumber when you experience a sanitary sewer backup or when the problem seems to be caused from outside your home. A Public Works representative will be dispatched to check the main sanitary sewer line at no cost to you.
  2. If the blockage is located in the main sewer line, Public Works will remedy the problem as quickly as possible.
  3. If the blockage occurs between the main sewer line and your house, you will be required to call a plumber to remove the blockage.
  4. The Public Works representative is there to assist you and to estimate the distance from your house to the main sanitary sewer line. This information will be useful if you need to call a plumber later.
  5. We suggest that you compare the prices, guarantees, availability and work experience of at least three licensed plumbers.

How to Deal With Street Flooding Due to Rain

Storm Sewers may become momentarily overwhelmed and may not take water immediately during substantial rainfall in a short period. If the storm weakens and the sewer is still not draining at all, please call the public works office. Also please help keep the inlets clean by removing leaves and other debris off of the storm sewer grates.

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