Water Stub Fee

Single family residential service*$3,396
Commercial service (1 inch)$4,074
Commercial service (over 1 inch)Time & Material

A water service line up to 75 feet is installed to the nearest private property line and includes installation of a curb box. 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

New Service Permits

New Service Permit Deposit : $350.00 each
Shall be assessed for all new water service installations to ensure the integrity of the water service line during the construction process. Once landscaping is complete and final inspection is passed, the District shall refund this deposit in its entirety, unless additional cost has been incurred by the District to address any deficiencies*.

*Note: It is the District’s intent to have all new service installations completed and approved within six months of the substantial completion of the building. In the event the permittee fails to pass final inspection within this given time, or the property is sold prior to the six month periods completion, the District reserves the right to make any and all corrections and retain this deposit. Any costs for these corrections will be charged at Time and Material charges**, if costs beyond the deposit value are incurred, they will be billed to the owner of the property, payment will be required before the property can change hands. .

Permit Fee : $225.00 each
The fee shall be payable upon issuance of the required Water Connection Permit and shall cover the initial installation inspection of the service connection. All 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. Permittee must give notice that the property is plumbed and ready for a meter to be installed, and said notice must be given at least 10 business days prior to property changing hands. [ORD. 23-02]


New residential customers are required to purchase the following meter if a developer or builder paid the new connection fee.

3/4" Meter W/ERT$397.30

Businesses must purchase one of the following meters. The size is determined by the district.

1" Meter W/ERT$456.70
1 1/2" Meter & ERT$1,407.11
2" Meter & ERT$1,527

The cost of larger meters to be provided upon request. Call (815) 633-5461.

Professional Service Fees

All applicant/petitioner/contractor/developer (s) are responsible for paying for the Professional Service Fees and costs incurred by the District as part of each Professional Consultants' performing their Development Review and participation in Development proceedings. No Development Review or Development Proceedings shall commence until the appropriate escrow account has been established and funded and a professional service fee agreement entered into.

Development, Contracts, Amendment Review & Proceedings

Initial Plan Review$500 - $7,000
Revised Plan Review$500 - $7,500
Construction Observation/Water Main Inspection$2,000 - $10,000
Project Plan Modeling$500 - $3,000

The cost of larger meters to be provided upon request. Call (815) 633-5461.