Beginning with the June 2018 billing period, rates for Village water customers will increase by 10 cents to $6.60 per 1,000 gallons. This is a result of increases in the Village’s cost to purchase water for distribution from the DuPage Water Commission (the raised rates from the DuPage Water Commission are due to increases from the City of Chicago). This is the first water rate increase from the Village of Lisle since 2015, despite the Village’s wholesale purchasing rates being raised once before by the DuPage Water Commission in 2017.
The sewer maintenance rate will also increase by 20 cents per month to $3 per month.
Water and sewer rates fund the operations and maintenance of the Village’s water and sewer systems, as well as capital improvement projects such as watermain replacements, installation of water sampling stations, backup generators and sewer lining programs. These increases are an important step toward ensuring sustainable and financially viable water and sewer systems are maintained for Lisle residents.
Commercial customers will see the impact of the new rates on their July bills, with residential customers seeing the impact on August bills. For the average household consuming 16,000 gallons of water every two months, the water and sewer increases would be a $2.00 increase on the bi-monthly bill.