Public Works


Awards & Recognitions

Tree City USA

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Village of Cary has been recognized as a Tree City USA community. For more information on Tree City USA, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website.

Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year

The Village of Cary Wastewater Treatment Facility was honored by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators as "2010 Plant of the Year" for excellence of operation.

IDPH Fluoridation Award

Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water supplies as an effort to improve quality of life through less tooth decay. For the 20th consecutive year, the Village of Cary’s Public Works Department has been awarded the top honor from the Illinois Department of Public Health for maintaining optimum fluoride levels in the drinking water system. This award is given to water supply systems that achieve perfect compliance for every month of the year, of which 427 community water systems were recognized in 2015. 

Of the 1,838 water supply systems in the state of Illinois, Cary is one of only 60 to achieve this honor for at least 20 consecutive years. 

APWA Project of the Year Award

In 2019, our wastewater division received an award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The wastewater treatment plan won project of the year in the environment category for projects less than $5million dollars. The project included the installation of the biological phosphorus removal and ultraviolet disinfection system.