2021 Water and Sewer Rates
Beginning in January 2021, the Village’s water rate will be $8.98 and sewer rate will be $6.72 per 1,000 gallons of water used for customers inside the village limits. This cost reflects a 40-cent increase per 1,000 gallons of water, compared to 2020. The average Lombard home (73% of customers) uses 5,000 gallons of water each month, which equates to a price increase of $2.00 per month, or $24 for the year. The Village receives its water from the City of Chicago. As Chicago raises its rates, the Village must also raise its rates in order to purchase wholesale water from the City of Chicago, and to fund operating expenses and capital improvements.
Additionally, the Village’s monthly capital fee will increase from $5 to $5.25. This capital fee was implemented in 2020. This fee will help to fix and replace aged infrastructure, which will require approximately $31,085,000 for sewer improvements $14,711,000 for water system improvements. For more information visit www.villageoflombard.org/budget..
In response to community questions, the Village has compiled a list of FAQ's related to the 2021 Water and Sewer Rates
You can track your real time water usage using the Village’s WaterSmart Portal. This tool also allows users to sign up for leak alerts, get water saving tips, compare their water usage to their neighborhood average, and more. Sign up at https://lombard.watersmart.com.
You can avoid late fees and a trip to Village Hall, by signing up online to have your water bill deducted automatically from your bank account each month. Sign up for free AutoPay at www.villageoflombard.org/autopay.
In March 2020, the Village announced that late fees would be temporarily waived on water bills. Please note that penalties will resume after Dec. 24, 2020.
Lombard Water Quality Rated Excellent
The Village is dedicated to providing the highest quality drinking water to its customers in the most reliable and professional manner. The Village of Lombard’s drinking water supply excelled all United States Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking water health standards. See more information at www.villageoflombard.org/waterqualityreport.
For more information visit www.villageoflombard.org/waterbilling or call (630)620-5920.