John Riley (815) 257-0627
Note from the Water Department
Please note that if you have a delinquent balance on your water bill account, your service may be shut-off. To have water service restored, you must pay the full amount of the bill and a $50 re-connection fee.
Bulk water tokens can be purchased up at the City Building during regular business hours. $2.50/token. Bulk water can be obtained at the Water Plant in the alley
Per City Ordinance and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Regulations, it is illegal to run your sump pump into the City’s sanitary sewer system. The discharge from sump pumps, footing tiles, roof drains or any other source of natural precipitation has the potential to damage residential property and over road the Wastewater Treatment Plant. These backups can create a potential health hazard due to sewage entering the living quarters of homes and exceeding the capacity of the Plant. This not only creates health issues but also costs everyone due to excess pumping at the Plant. All sump pumps must be removed from the sanitary sewer system or fines will be imposed. City workers will be conducting random inspections to make sure that the pumps are not flowing into the sanitary sewer system. Those found in non-compliance can be fined up to $50.00/day until the problem is corrected.