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Odd/Even Water Outdoor Water Usage


The City of Genoa is asking residents to begin practicing an odd/even outdoor water usage schedule. If your address ends in an odd number, please only water outside on odd days. If your address ends in an even number, please only use water outside on even days.

These restrictions are a proactive measure to protect the City’s water supply during the ongoing drought. Public Works will continue to monitor the situation and notify residents when restrictions end or change.

City Offices Closed May 31st

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.


Waste Management services will also be delayed one day. Monday pickups will be on Tuesday and Tuesday pickups will be on Wednesday.

Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority is offering an Illinois Rental Payment Program. ILRPP is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois Housing Authority will begin accepting applications on May 17. In the meantime, IHDA has confirmed several program details that can help tenants and housing providers gather the information needed to apply when the program opens.

Grant Information

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance. The grant can cover the past due rent from the previous 12 months and future rental assistance for the next three months, if deemed necessary. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. The emergency rental assistance is provided by the Federal government and is free to tenant and housing provider. If approved, the grant will be paid to the housing provider in the form of a check.

For more information, please visit the IHDA’s website by clicking here


Brush Pickup Begins April 12th

City brush pick-up begins on Monday, April 12th.

-City crews will pick up brush every Monday or the day after if there is a holiday.

-Residents’ brush must be stacked along the curb or road edge to be picked up by City crews.

-Residents stacking brush in the alley need to contact City Hall no later than 8:30 am Monday for pick up.

Please make sure brush is stacked neatly in one direction, not tied, with the cut ends towards the street. The chipper is limited to 4-inch diameter limbs and will not chip Y sections of tree limbs exceeding the 4-inch limit. Please do not leave brush in the street or hanging over the curb.

Brush pickup is not intended for the pickup of tree removal materials.

Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 4/5

Waste Management yard waste pickup begins on Monday/Tuesday, April 5/6 depending on your garbage pickup day.
If a resident wishes to get rid of yard waste (including leaves) they can either purchase yard waste bags or they can purchase a 35-gallon garbage can and clearly print ‘yard waste’ on the container.

April 1st Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will be flushing hydrants on Thursday, April 1st in the area below beginning at 8 AM. This may cause discolored water and/or low water pressure. Public Works hopes to have work complete by 12 pm on April 1st.

City Hiring Public Works Director

The Mayor and City Council are seeking a leader to plan, direct, manage and oversee activities, projects, and operations of the Public Works Department including Streets, Water, Sewer, Forestry maintenance, and construction. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to and prior to February 12, 2021.


Click here for more information. 

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