Water Meter & Rate Information

Billing update

The October water statement due date extended to 10/22/18 from the date indicated on the bill.

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

Combined Rates
Per 100 gallons
Effective 1/1/2018 
 Effective
 1/1/2019
   Village Control
   

Operations and Maintenance 0.685  0.700 
Debt Service 0.210  0.210 
Capital Improvements 0.355  0.490 
Sub-Total

1.250  1.400 
    Lake County Treatment

0.400  0408 
Combined Total per 100 gallons 1.650  1.808 
     
Minimum Bill based on 2,000 gallons 33.00  36.16 


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 the 24th 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.