Utility Billing


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UTILITY BILLING CLERK
(269) 423-6114
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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
SERVICES

  • Paying Water, Sewer, Trash bills
  • Garage Sale Permits
  • Building Permit Information
  • Village Ordinance Information
  • Fence Permits
  • Village Tax Information
  • After hours payment slot available in office door
  • Communication with Village Manager, Village Clerk/Treasurer, Director of Public Works


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.




2022 VILLAGE OF DECATUR SEWER RATES

SEWER BASE (SB) (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 $17.21
3/4" 1.00 $17.21
1" 1.78 $30.64
1 1/4" 2.78 $47.86
1 1/2" 4.00 $68.85
2" 7.11 $122.39
3" 16.00 $275.42
4" 28.44 $489.56
6" 64.00 $1,101.68
8" 113.78 $1,958.58
10" 177.78 $3,060.26
12" 256.00 $4,406.72


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 (SU) (SEWER USAGE)

  1. 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 $1.79 per 1,000 gallons of water.
  2. The above-referenced Commodity Charge shall take into account metered water that does not enter the system (e.g. Lawn and garden irrigation water, cooling water, unpolluted air-conditioned water, etc.) if such metered water is separately metered by a deduct meter or irrigation meter in a manner acceptable to the Village.  Accordingly, the Commodity Charge for such a user shall be based upon the “net” metered water usage determined by subtracting the volume of water metered by the deduct or irrigation meter from the volume of water metered by the public water meter.

USER CHARGE

  1. All Single-Family Residential, Commercial, and Industrial users not connected to the Public Water System and whose water is not metered by a water meter shall pay a monthly User Charge, billed in arrears, of $21.49.
  2. All Multi-Family Residential users providing service to more than one dwelling unit not connected to the Public Water System shall pay a monthly User Charge, billed in arrears, of $21.49 per dwelling unit.

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%.

SEWER DEPOSIT

  1. Where written notice is given that a tenant is responsible for charges and service, no further service shall be rendered until a “guaranteed deposit” in the amount of $150.00 is provided. 
  2. Where a user utilizes a deduct meter provided by the Village a meter deposit of $25.00 shall be paid prior to receiving said deduct meter.  The deposit shall be held by the Village as guarantee of return of the meter.  Such meter deposit shall be refunded to the depositor when the deducted meter is returned to the Village.