Understanding Your Utility Bill
The water and sewer portion of your bill is based on usage. You will be charged for either every 1 gallon or 1000 gallons of water used at the current rate depending on the meter located at the service address.
2021 Utility Rates Increase
On April 26, 2021 the President and Board of Trustees received and reviewed a water and wastewater rate study dated April 2021 by Stanley Consultants that determined rate increases were required to maintain water and wastewater services to fund capital expenses related to the Village’s proposed capital improvement plan, to provide for the increasing utility costs due to inflation, to cover the increased maintenance costs, to compensate for the declining water usage due to ongoing conservation efforts and pay for the water rate increases programmed by the City of Chicago and the DuPage Water Commission. Please see the rate changes below that are effective on utility bills rendered after July 1, 2021.
These rates will allow the Village to proceed with the following projects in future years:
Water Meter System Upgrades
College Street Improvements
Myrtle Avenue Improvements
Plymouth Street Water Main
Park Boulevard Sewer Rehabilitation - Wastewater
Charles Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Maple Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Monterey Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Wisconsin Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Euclid Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Westmore Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
Yale Avenue Improvements – Sewer Separation
The Village will continue to seek grants to lower projects costs. Some recent grants that were awarded to the Village include:
South Michigan Project $550,000
Plymouth Project $733,500
Third Avenue Project $400,000
Harvard Avenue Project $400,000
Yale Avenue Project $400,000
OTHER RELATED FEES
*In order to provide the residents of Villa Park with the best possible infrastructure improvements, you will note the addition of fees for the stormwater management program and combined sewer separation. The fees are meant to provide funding for the construction of improvements to alleviate flooding and reduce sewer back-ups during storm events. The funds would be used for combined sewer separation and storm water improvements, mostly in conjunction with scheduled road improvements.
Late fees are assessed the day after your due date at a rate of 5% of your total amount due. Any funds that are returned to the Village of Villa Park will be charged a returned check fee of $40.00. The amount of the check and the applicable fees must be paid by cash or money order. In the event of a returned check, your account will be placed on a cash only basis for a one year period. A notice will be sent to you, and if not paid the water service will be terminated and a reinstatement fee will need to be paid in order to re-establish service.