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The Village of Winthrop Harbor provides municipal water and sewer services, with the Dept. of Administration office being responsible for billing and collection of fees for these services. This page contains information about our Water & Sewer services, please call the office if you have any questions.

For information about refuse and yard waste collection, recycling and leaf vacuuming, please click here.

On August 2, 2016 the Village Board adopted Ordinance 2016-O-12, amending the municipal code of Winthrop Harbor to establish water and sewer base rates. [click here to read the ordinance]. The new rates are effective with bills issued on or after July 1, 2016.

Water/Sewer Fee Schedule, effective July 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017:

All water/sewer fees are billed on a quarterly (3-month) billing cycle.

  • The fee for water is $5.00 per 1,000 gallons used.
    • for users outside the corporate limits, the fee is $7.50 per 1,000 gallons.
  • The fee for sewer service is $0.80 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
    • there is a minumum sewer service fee of $20.00 per billing cycle.
  • An Infrastructure Maintenance Fee of $1.00 per billing cycle is added to each water bill.

June 14, 2017 Note: Water rates will increase on August 1, 2017. Click here for details on this upcoming increase. Note that the referenced Debt Service Fee will be in place through 2026.

Billing Sections -

The village is divided into three billing Sections. Utility bills are mailed at the beginning of the month, as follows -
 

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January
 
If your account number begins with 01, you are in Section 1. If your account number begins with 02, you are in Section 2, and if your account number begins with 03, you are in Section 3.

Senior Citizen Discount -

If you are 65 years of age or older, you qualify for a Senior Citizen discount on your water bill. The 10% discount applies to the water portion of your bill only. It does not apply to the sewer portion.
 
To apply, please stop by Village Hall and fill out the Senior Citizen Discount Application. You may also use one of the links below to apply by mail or with a convenient on-line form.
 
| Mail-In Application | On-Line Application |
 
 

Payments -

Water/sewer bill payments are accepted on-line by clicking the link below.
 
Click to view or pay your utility bill
 
 
First-time users must enter your water/sewer account number (without hyphens) as both Username and Password on the log-in screen. You will then be prompted to choose a Username and Password for future use. After log-in you can view your bill, pay your bill, view your water useage history, and more.
 
Payments may also be made in person at the Village Administration office or dropped into the convenient drop-box located just outside the Village Hall entrance. Payments are also accepted by mail at this address:
Village of Winthrop Harbor
Village Administration Office
830 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Utility bill payments are due 20 days after the date the bills are mailed. A pink Disconnection Notice is mailed on the 21st day to accounts that remain unpaid, and include a 10% penalty for late payment. Accounts which are not paid within 15 days after the due date are delared to be Delinquent. For details on the precedures for Delinquent Water/Sewer bills, please refer to Ordinance 2008-O-10.

Disconnections -

Once a Disconnection Notice has been mailed, payment will only be accepted in the form of cash, certified check, money order or credit card. No personal checks are accepted once a Disconnection Notice has been mailed. Payment in full must be made before the disconnection date in order for the disconnection to be canceled.
 
Once a disconnection has taken place, at $50 disconnection fee will be added to the account. The account must be paid in full, including the disconnection fee, before reconnection of water service can occur. After-hours payments can be made at the Winthrop Harbor Police Department. Please call 847-872-3846, ext. 1013, for further information.


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