Water Rates / Billing
Water usage at residences is metered. Water meters are read every two months by a contractor, usually someone who lives in the Village. The Clerk-Treasurer uses these readings to produce and mail bi-monthly bills.
The billing rate is a made up of two parts:
An $80.00 fixed fee for the first 500cf used. This fee pays for maintaining the water-distribution system, including the equipment and infrastructure needed to ensure that water is available at each residence when needed.
A usage fee of $1.25 for each additional 100cf (or fraction thereof) consumed during the billing cycle. This fee helps pay for other routine expenses associated with the Water Department and encourages water conservation.
- All money paid to the Beaux Arts Water Department is kept in a separate fund and is used exclusively for water-department expenses.
Payments are due by the 25th of the billing month. You can either mail you payment to the Beaux Arts Water Department or hand-deliver your payment to the locked mailbox on the mailstand nearest the water tower. If you are hand-delivering your payment, please place the payment coupon and your check in an envelope -- feel free to reuse the envelope that your bill arrived in -- and insert the envelope in the locked mailbox. Customers who do not pay by the deadline will incur a late fee.
If you have a question about your water bill, please contact Clerk/Treasurer Sue Ann Spens.