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June Utility Bills will Reflect Rate Changes for Water, Sewer and Electric

Annual rates for City of St. Charles water, sewer and electric utility customers were approved at the April 15, 2019, City Council meeting and will begin showing up on utility bills in June.

Bills Include Charges for All Three Utilities: Electric, Water & Sewer

City utility bills reflect monthly meter readings and include usage for all three utilities—electric, water and sewer. Estimates are done only when meters cannot be read. While rate structures will differ by usage and season, a typical residential household using 1,200 kwh of electricity and 7,000 gallons of water and sewer will see an increase on their utility bill of approximately $5.58 per month with the new rates, which includes a $0.35 per month increase in the City’s EPA Mandate Compliance Fee. Proceeds from the Compliance Fee finance capital improvements related to changes in EPA regulations for wastewater treatment. 

City of St. Charles electric, water and sewer costs are comparable to nearby cities. Rates are directly tied to the cost of operations and maintenance. 

“The City of St. Charles prides itself on providing reliable, well maintained and cost-effective utility services to its customers,” said City Administrator Mark Koenen. “Our utility rates are extremely competitive with rates in the surrounding area and include maintenance and capital improvement costs aimed at continued improved reliability.”

Are You Moving in or Out? Remember to call to start/stop utilities

Make sure you contact the Utility Billing office at 630.377.4426 to start or stop your utility service. We require one business days’ notice to set up service or schedule final readings. We don’t take daily readings so we are unable to back-date bills. Also, we will only work with the account holder regarding utility service. 

updated Jul 25, 2019