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Sewer

The Village of Bourbonnais is responsible for the sanitary sewer collection system within the community. Currently, there are over 95 miles of underground sanitary sewers and 17 lift stations in the collection system.

Have a question about your Sewer Bill?  Are you a New residents? Call the Village at 815.937.3570 to get your questions answered or to arrange your sewer bills.  

Maintenance of the Bourbonnais sanitary sewer system is provided by the Village of Bourbonnais. Any problems with the sanitary sewer should be reported to 815.937.0817; if after hours and an emergency, contact 815.846.1920.

Wastewater treatment is provided through the Kankakee Regional Metropolitan Authority (KRMA). The treatment plant, which is located in Kankakee, has a total capacity of 25 million gallons per day. Current operations approximate 13 million gallons per day.

Sewer bills are mailed monthly to the more than 6,000 customers in the system.

New Sewer Rates
The Village of Bourbonnais will raise rates for our customers May 1, 2014.  Our overall rate increase of $280,961 per year is related to the capital improvements completed and additional capital improvements committed over the next two years, as well as the escalated cost to process the waste at KRMA. The new rates will appear on the June billing.  Click here to view Ordinance 14-1957.

The capital spending is necessary to maintain and upgrade our infrastructure to protect our environment and provide quality service to our customers.
An example of the charges to a typical customer’s monthly sewer bill is broken down below:

   
Effective May 1, 2014
Residential
 
$34.25
Residential-Outside*
 
$38.10
Commercial (per 1,000 gal.)
Adjusted once a year
 
$4.88
($35.95 min.)
Commercial -Outside* (per 1,000 gal.)
Adjusted once a year
 
$4.88
($46.75 min.)
Industrial (per 1,000 gal.)
Adjusted once a year
 
$5.49
($38.45 min.)
Industrial -Outside* (per 1,000 gal.)
Adjusted once a year
 
$5.49
($50.00 min.)

* Unincorporated customers

This increase is the third rate increase since January 1997. We are cognizant of the current economic times and have successfully cut costs to absorb increased expenses over the past 15 years but must adjust our rates to address needed infrastructure and the reality of the escalating cost of operating the system.

The Village’s mission is to provide quality service in an environmentally safe manner at an affordable rate. 
 

Payment Options

The Village of Bourbonnais will accept the following types of payment:

Office Hours:  
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Drop Box location:   

Village Hall
600 Main St NW 

Any payment received in the dropbox after 4:00 pm on the due date, will be cfredited to the account on the next business day.

  • Check or Money Order (made payable to the Village of Bourbonnais)
  • Cash
  • Credit Card (Mastercard, Discover, American Express)
    There is a 2.5% transaction fee charged for this service.  We can take credit cards in person or over the phone.
  • Debit Card (in person only)
    There is a 2.5% transaction fee charged for this service.
  • ACH (electronic debit by the Village of Bourbonnais)
    You can sign up for this method of payment by filling out our ACH form (CLICK HERE to open ACH form).  Payments will be debited around the 20th of each month.
  • On-line bill payment- (through Village of Bourbonnais website)
    This online payment method is electronically debited to our account the next business day.  There is a 2.5% transaction fee for processing credit or debit cards.  E-check transactions can be processed for a flat rate of $1.49. CLICK HERE.
  • On-line bill payment (set up through your bank)
    It is important to understand that on-line bill payments processed by your bank are NOT electronically transferred.  Once you initiate an on-line payment your bank debits your account in the amount of the transaction, then prints out a paper check, then puts the check into the US Mail, where it eventually reaches our office.  We post all payments the day we receive them.  We are not responsible for late, missed payments or penalties assessed for payments received late by this method. We cannot control how long it will take your on-line payment to reach our office.  We highly recommend that our customers contact their banks directly to find out how much time to allow for payments to be received by the Village of Bourbonnais by the due date.

                 

Commercial and industrial rates are based on water flow, and are billed on a monthly basis. Commercial and industrial users should contact the Sewer Billing Offices (815.937.3570) for information as to their respective bills.