Billing & Utility Rates

Your bi-monthly Utility Bill includes charges for water, sewer and garbage pickup. The fee charged for sewer and garbage is governed by the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District and LRS respectively. Monies collected for these services will be passed along by 
the City of DeKalb to these governing bodies. 

The current rates for utility services for most residents are as follow: 

  • Water = $3.84 per unit (748 gallons) plus a $13.12 bi-monthly water service fee 
    *(5/8"-1" size meters)
  • Sewer = $3.36 per unit (748 gallons) plus a $13.15 bi-monthly sewer service fee
    *(5/8 - 3/4" size water meters)
  • Garbage = $35.70 bi-monthly flat rate

Please Note: 
Properties with larger size water meters pay a higher bi-monthly water and sewer fee.

Notice of Utility Billing Changes for all Residential Accounts
to take effect January 1, 2021

All utility accounts will be placed in the name of the owner and will remain in the name of the owner. Tenants will not be placed on the billing account. Utility Bills for All Residential Accounts will be mailed ONLY to the Property Owner/Manager. We will no longer be mailing a Duplicate bill to the Tenant. Additional information can be found at the following link:
https://www.cityofdekalb.com/DocumentCenter/View/11910/Letter-to-property-owner--effec-Jan-1-revised