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Water & Sewer Rates
Background

In order for water to travel the distance from Lake Michigan to your home or business, miles of pipe, water towers, pumps, valves, monitoring systems and other infrastructure is necessary.  Qualified personnel, trucks, tools and equipment are needed to maintain and operate these systems.  Infrastructure maintenance, repair, and replacement is needed to provide consistent and reliable service.  Lastly, the cost of the water itself – a commodity that has risen in cost significantly over the last several years – is another part of all the costs associated with providing water. 

Stated simply, the costs for water are the price of the water plus the cost of conveying it to where it is used. Similar to all goods and services, the costs to produce, deliver and treat water, including maintaining and replacing water and sewer infrastructure, are on the rise.  These increases influence the cost of water purchased by the Woodridge Water & Sewer System and also represent increases in the direct operating costs of the system itself.


2017 Water & Sewer Rates
Good news! Effective January 1, 2017, the Village Board voted to repeal the 5% water utility tax, saving the average Woodridge water and Illinois American Water customer approximately $35 annually. Additionally, there was no increase in water rates for 2017. The Village is ever cognizant of the need to keep essential service costs to customers as low as possible, and has, and will continue to, re­examine service costs, contracts, capital needs and maintenance approaches in order to control expenses. The goal in operating the system is to provide consistent and reliable service while managing the system in a sustainable and responsible way.

The Woodridge water rate include a water use rate of $8.18 per 1,000 gallons of water, a $0.90 wastewater maintenance fee and a customer service charge which varies according to the size of the meter. 

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The 2017 Water Rate chart illustrates the three pricing components that make up the Woodridge water rate.