In this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.
Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.
Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois. The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm. Check out their facebook page!
Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!
Parking During Snowfall; Snow Routes:
No person shall park any motor vehicle of any class on any street in the village after two inches (2″) of snow has fallen, until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street in the following locations which are designated snow routes in the village:
Birch Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way
Cedar Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way
Lincoln Highway between the east village limits to the west village limits
Any street in the village with curbing on both sides
Any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection may be towed away under the order of either the police department or the public works department, and in addition to the fine, the violator or owner of the vehicle shall pay any necessary towing and storage charges to the towing agency prior to regaining possession of his/her vehicle.
The police department may issue tickets for parking violations of this subsection; however, no snow parking tickets shall be issued between nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and four o’clock (4:00) A.M. if snow commences after nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and accumulates to two inches (2″) or more before four o’clock (4:00) A.M.
The person parking any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection shall be fined the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00).
Fall leaf pick-up begins October 26th and is scheduled thru November 24th, weather permitting. Leaves put out after that date will not be picked up. Please have all other yard waste removed from the curbs and have your piles easily accessible. Be aware of the strength of the leaf vacuum; anything you do not want to lose should be kept away from the curbside. Remember…
NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!
BULK ITEM COLLECTION RESUMES
Waterman residents served by DC Recycling for garbage and recycling service can begin to put out bulk or extra items. Bulk item had previously been on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those with DCRS service may place one (1) bulk item out per week. If you have more to place out, please call Customer Service (844.NEED.LRS). Please consider gradually placing out bulk items so DC’s crews can begin to catch up with an anticipated higher volume of bulk items.
- Must be in a plastic mattress cover and securely taped closed.
- Plastic mattress covers can be found at local hardware stores (Lowes, Home Depot), Walmart, Target, Storage Facility stores and online (Amazon).
- Must not exceed 4’ length and 18” diameter, and 50 pounds per roll
- Must be secured and tied (loose carpet will not be accepted)
- Four (4) rolls of secured carpet will be accepted as one bulk item
- LOOSE GARBAGE BAGS
- Must not have holes and must be tied
- May not exceed 30 gallons or 50 pounds when full
- Contractor bags are considered a bulk item