Water Department


OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 9:00 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
After-hours slot for payments in office door.

HOLIDAYS OFFICE IS CLOSED

  • New Years Day
  • Independence Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

2022 VILLAGE OF DECATUR WATER RATES

WATER BASE (WB) (READINESS TO SERVE FEE)

All Single-Family Residential, Commercial, and Industrial users connected to the Public Water System shall pay a monthly Readiness to Serve Charge per Unit, billed in arrears, based on the size of the public water meter which serves the premises.  Rate factors will be based upon the following table:

METER SIZE RATE FACTOR READINESS TO SERVE CHARGE
5/8" 1.00 $19.21
3/4" 1.00 $19.21
1" 1.78 $34.19
1 1/4" 2.78 $53.40
1 1/2" 4.00 $76.85
2" 7.11 $136.59
3" 16.00 $307.38
4" 28.44 $546.36
6" 64.00 $1,229.52
8" 113.78 $2,185.85
10" 177.78 $3,415.37
12" 256.00 $4,918.08


All Multi-Family Residential users providing service to more than one Dwelling Unit from one public water meter connected to the Public Water System shall pay a monthly Readiness to Serve Charge, billed in arrears, based on a 1.00 Rate Factor per Dwelling Unit. 

**NOTE:  AS LONG AS CONNECTION TO PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM EXISTS, A READINESS TO SERVE CHARGE SHALL NOT BE WAIVED OR OTHERWISE DISCONTINUED.**

COMMODITY CHARGE (WU) (WATER USAGE)

Users connected to the Public Water System shall pay a monthly Commodity Charge, billed in arrears, based on the water usage during the immediately preceding month at a rate of $2.91 per 1,000 gallons of water. The application fee for all new "tap in" connections is $1,500.00.

PENALTY FEE

All payments made after the 20th of each month (or the following business day if the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday) will be assessed a penalty of the sum of 5%.

WATER DEPOSIT

Before the water may be turned on for any premises located within the Village of Decatur Corporate Limits the owner shall deposit with the Utility Billing Clerk a “guaranteed deposit” of $50.00 for all those using meters under two (2) inches and the sum of $100.00 for those using meters over two (2) inches.  Where notice is given that a tenant is responsible for water charges, no water service shall be rendered to such premises until a cash deposit of $80.00 shall have been made.  For owners of premises located outside the Village of Decatur Corporate Limits, the “guaranteed deposit” shall be the sum of $80.00 unless notice is given that a tenant is responsible for water charges as hereinbefore set forth, then no water service shall be rendered to such premises until a cash deposit of $300.00 has been made. 

TURN-ON FEE

When water service is discontinued due to nonpayment, the water shall not be turned on again until all delinquent charges have been paid, including the guaranteed deposit provided in paragraph C of Section III and, in addition, a turn-on fee of $75.00 has been paid to the Village Water & Sewer Office.