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Geneva's scheduled water rate increase coming in May

Apr 22, 2016 08:59AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Geneva’s residential, business and industrial water and sewer customers should take note that scheduled rate increases will take place starting with their May utility bills.

To be in compliance with new state regulations, Geneva had to increase its rates to help pay for an anticipated $12 million in improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant.

An average residential water user (700 cubic feet per month) will see an increase of $5 from $58 to $63 on their next combined water and sewer 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.

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 several years. The City Council approved the rate structure in November.

Full rate information is available on the City’s website at geneva.il.us. Questions can be directed to the City’s Public Works Water Division at 630-232-1551.