Village to Increase Water Rates and Require Meters for All


The village’s water and sewer committee on Monday officially recommended the board approve an ordinance that will change the way residents are billed for their water and sewer use. It also will require the water customers without a meter to buy one by Jan. 1.
The village’s water department, according to committee Chairman Terry Koegel, has been operating at a loss for years.

Homes that were previously grandfathered in and did not have a water meter will now be required to purchase one at a cost of $195.00.

If the ordinance is approved June 11, every customer will be required to pay a $30 base rate per month and another $4 for every 1,000 gallons used. Additionally, the ordinance would institute a 3 percent across-the-board rate increase every year, as a way to offset annually rising costs.