Water & Sewer Information

Rates for combined water and sewer service for customers within the Village are provided below: 

Combined Rates
Per 100 gallons

   Village Control

Operations and Maintenance
Debt Service   0.210 
Capital Improvements

    Lake County Treatment

Combined Total per 100 gallons
Minimum Bill based on 2,000 gallons

Utility bills are issued once a month after readings from 6,200 residential, 400 commercial and 100 industrial meters are collected.

How do meter reads and billing cycles correlate?

The Village changed to an Automatic Meter Reading System (AMR) in 2018 where all water meters report consumption 4 times a day to a central collection site. 

On or about 21st of the month all readings are collected and transferred to the billing system and verified. Consumption is the difference between the prior month's reading and the current month's reading. Statements are calculated on our about the 25th and mailed out a few days later.  

For example, your 11/1/18 water billing statement would include consumption between 9/25/18 and 10/25/18. Payments are due by the 15th of the next month.

Average Water Consumption Per Day

Estimates vary, but each person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day.  What are some typical water usages:

BathA good average is 36 gallons
ShowerShower heads use 5 gallons per minute. Water saving shower heads use 2 gallons per minute.
Dishwasher6 to 16 gallons per wash cycle. Energy efficient units use 6 gallons per wash cycle.
Clothes Washer25 gallons per load on newer and 40 gallons per load on older
Outdoor WateringAbout 2 gallon per minute

Senior Citizen / Disabled Discount

Seniors ( 65 years+ ) and disabled individuals can qualify for a discount of $14.24 off their monthly bill. Additional rates apply for irrigation or sewer only service, as well as for customers outside of the village.  Questions regarding water and sewer billing can be directed to the Finance Department at 847-438-5141.

Residential Summer Rates

During the period of May 15 to September 15, sewer service charges for residential customers who do not separately meter the outside us of water shall not exceed 110% of the average usage for the preceding eight month period.

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Water Rates 2018-2019

The complete chart of water rates is available here.