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Posted on: December 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Mandated State Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Prompt Utility Bill Increases

Water and sanitary sewer rates for Geneva’s residential, business and industrial customers will increase starting with their next utility bill.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is mandating all wastewater plants along the Fox River limit the amount of phosphorous being discharged into the water. To be in compliance with state regulations, Geneva had to increase its rates to help pay for an anticipated $12 million in improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The additional revenue also will provide the City with a dedicated funding source for future water and sewer capital improvements such as water main replacement and sanitary sewer rehabilitation.

After assessing the needed improvements, the City is phasing in the rate increase across the board to all its customers during the next five years. The City Council approved the rate structure Nov. 16.

An average residential water user (700 cubic feet per month) will see an increase of $5 from $53 to $58 on their next combined water and sewer bill. The link below provides more detailed information how the scheduled increases would impact customers going forward.

Questions can be directed to the City’s Public Works Water Division at 630-232-1551.

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