What is the $30 Fee on my utility bill?

The Village operates its Water and Sewer Fund completely from user fees for service. The Water and Sewer Fund receives no property tax revenue. User fees must cover the cost of operations including the cost of water, personnel, and debt service.

Over the past 10 years, operating expenses have increased 52% while offsetting revenues have only increased 36%, primarily because the cost of water has doubled.

The Village has used operational surplus to fund capital improvements such as the First Division Sewer Separation Project on a cash basis. The projects outlined in the Village’s 5 year Capital Improvement Plan will decrease the fund balance in the Water and Sewer Fund to below minimum levels by 2021. Imposing the $30 bi-monthly Water & Sewer Infrastructure Fee will allow the Village to fund current projects as well as other much needed improvements to our aging water and sewer systems.

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1. How do I set up automatic payment of my water bill?
2. I am not receiving my water bill, what do I do about it?
3. What is the current water rate?
4. What is the $30 Fee on my utility bill?
5. How is my utility bill calculated?
6. Why was my water bill so high?
7. How do I set up my water account?
8. How do I pay my water bill?
9. Why must I pay a minimum water/sewer charge?