A water service line up to 75 feet is installed to the nearest private property line and includes installation of a cub box and meter. The size of a meter is determined by the district. Service line distances greater than 75 feet will be subject to additional time and material charges. If the ground frost depth is greater than 12 inches, time and material charges will also apply for all service installations. The connection fee does not include surface restoration costs to utility easements or right-way area.
System Development Charge
* The connection and system development fees are not charged to homeowners if paid by the developer of a residential subdivision or condominium complex.
+ Additional charge of $500 for each apartment unit, distinct premises or motel/hotel room
Plumber's Water Connection Permit/Inspection Fee
The fee shall be payable upon issuance of the Water Connection Permit and shall cover the initial installation inspection of the service connection. Connections shall remain open for inspection. Failure to keep the connection open for inspection may result in the District requiring re-excavation of the service connection at the plumber's expense. The District will refund 50% of the permit fee within 30 days, if the connection is approved on the initial visit. If subsequent return inspections are required, through no fault of the District, the refund will be forfeited and an hourly charge may be billed according to the District's most current hourly labor and equipment charge schedule.
New residential customers are required to purchase the following meter if a developer or builder paid the new connection fee.
Businesses must purchase one of the following disc meters. The size is determined by the district.
The cost of larger compound meters to be provided upon request. Call (815) 633-5461.
A $50.00 deposit is required for all new residential accounts. Customers who are homeowners and establish a satisfactory record of payment for a minimum period of eight quarters from the date of deposit may request a refund. Proof of ownership must be provided.
Residential customers who provide evidence of being sixty-two (62) years of age or older will qualify for a $2.00 discount per bimonthly billing, if they reside at the account address.
Residential customers who qualify for and provide substantiation of total disability support will qualify for a $2.00 discount, if they reside at the account address.