Water & Sewer
The Village receives its water supply from Lake Michigan through a purchase agreement as part of its membership in the Northwest Water Commission. This Commission, which consists of four municipalities, is empowered to plan, construct, improve, extend, acquire, finance, operate and maintain a water supply system to serve its members and other potential water purchasers.
The rates for water service are $3.24 per one thousand gallons (1000g) consumed. A flat fee of $1.90 per month is assessed to all consumers to satisfy debt service obligations as part of its contractual obligation to the Northwest Water Commission. Village sewer use charges are assessed at a rate of $.81 per one thousand gallons (1000g) consumed. Residential units are billed on a bi-monthly basis, commercial and industrial units are billed monthly.
Sanitary Sewer Rates
Properties residing in Lake County
Effective March 1, 2011 the sanitary service charge will be $4 per 1,000 metered gallons of water. Prior to this change Lake County Public Works charged a flat fee of $30 per month based on an estimated residential use of 7,500 gallons per month. The change to consumption based billing is an effort to promote conservation and allow residents greater control over their sanitary sewer expenses. The rate is determined by Lake County Public Works with the approval of the County Board. The Village functions as a billing partner to reduce administrative costs.
Properties residing in Cook County
Cook County user/consumers are taxed for sewer treatment via a tax levied by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Payments can be made through the mail, in person during normal business hours, or through the drop box
after hours (please no cash). Additionally, customer’s bank accounts can be directly debited through the Village’s E-Z Pay
system or customers may pay online through the Village's Water/Sewer Online Payment System
For more information, call the Water Billing Department at (847) 459-2515.
Water Bill Changes
New home owners should contact the Water Department to establish a new account. An application for metered water service needs to be completed and a driver's license or government issued picture id is required.
Tenants who are responsible for their water bills should follow similar procedures. All landlords should notify the water billing clerk if a particular property is being leased so that we can apprise them, as well as the tenant, of any issues pertaining to their account.