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The Public Works department provides quality public services to residents using a very motivated and professional workforce. The Public Works department consists of the following divisions:

  • Water/Meters/Sewers/Storm Sewers
  • Streets & Alleys
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Cemetery
  • Landfill/Compost Site
  • City Parks

Water Department - responsible for all repairs, hydrant repair, and replacement, water utility locates, low pressure and rusty water complaints, hydrant flushing, emergency water-main breaks, etc.  They will also supply all new meters and repair existing meters.

Sewer/Storm Sewer Department - inspects and repairs all sewers, catch basins, manholes, and lift stations. They are responsible for maintaining sewer equipment including jet rodders, locators, gas detectors, etc. Duties also include keeping catch basins free of debris.

Street Department
•Repairs the City roads, parking lots, and rights of way.  They are also in charge of all traffic signage, including street signs.

•Chipping service requests which is a seasonal program that starts in late March or early April and continues until late fall, weather permitting.  Chipping charges are $20.00 for each 15-minute intervals that the chipper is at a residence.  Homeowners are asked to pile the brush at the curb and call 815-223-2962 to schedule service.

•Leaf vacuuming is another seasonal program, usually starting late October and continuing through the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.  Collection schedules of the vacuuming routes are in the City calendar. 

•Snow plowing is also part of the Street Dept duties in winter and Street Sweeping is scheduled for spring, summer and early fall.

Cemetery Department - is in charge of burials, grave and ground maintenance, burial records, etc.  

Parks Department - is responsible for all Park maintenance, i.e. grass cutting, park equipment repair and replacement, and playground equipment maintenance, etc.

Water/Wastewater Systems - Total Environmental Service Technologies Incorporated, TEST Inc ( maintains the operation of the City of Peru's water and wastewater systems. 2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Public Works supervisiors include Street Department Foreman, John Birkenbeuel, Water Department Foreman, Justin Nambo and Maintenance of Parks, Bob Ghighi.

Public Services Manager: Jeff King

The Public Services Manager also oversees Buildings and Grounds maintenance.  He handles repairs to Public Works buildings, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport, Park Garage, and Cemetery office and all the grounds that they encompass.

4003 Plank Road
Peru, IL 61354
Ph (815) 223-2962
Email: [email protected]