Water Billing

The Village of North Riverside provides Lake Michigan water to all single-family, multi-family, and commercial properties located within the Village's city limits. The Village's water supply is purchased through the Brookfield-North Riverside Water Commission.

Billing Information

For billing purposes, the Village is divided into two zones:

  • Zone 1: All properties East of 1st Avenue. This zone is billed in February, April, June, August, October, and December
  • Zone 2: All properties West of 1st Avenue. This zone is billed in January, March, May, July, September, and November

All bills are due on the 20th of the month that they are issued and there is a 10% penalty for late payment.

Water & Garbage Rates

Residential Properties

  • First 4,000 gallons (minimum bill): $61.40
  • Water rate per 1,000 gallons: $15.35
  • Water operations fee (bimonthly) listed
  • Garbage rate (bimonthly): $48

Commercial & Multi-Family Properties

  • First 7,500 gallons (minimum bill): $157.88
  • Water rate per 1,000 gallons: $21.05
  • Water operations fee (bimonthly) listed

Water Operations Fee

  • Qualifying Seniors/Disabled: $10
    • Must show proof of Cook County Senior/Disabled Exemption on the current property tax bill. Rate begins with the next cycle once the Village application is approved.
  • 5/8 inches Meter: $30
  • 3/4 inches Meter: $30
  • 1-inch Meter: $40
  • 1 1/2 inch Meter: $50
  • 2-inch Meter: $60
  • 3-inch Meter: $70
  • 4-inch Meter: $85
  • 6-inch Meter: $130

Prior to moving or selling a property, please notify the Water Department to schedule a final water read. The Certificate of Occupancy, necessary for the closing, will not be released until all water charges have been paid in full. For new accounts, a water deposit application must be completed before service can be established.

Water Deposit

For new accounts, a water deposit application must be completed before service can be established.

Deposit Breakdown

  • $75 Residential Property Owner
  • $100 Residential Renter
  • $200 Commercial Property Owner or Renter

General Information

  • The Village's water meters are read electronically via the MXU unit located on the outside of the building. This unit should never be covered or obstructed.
  • If you are a landlord, you are jointly and severally liable to pay for all water services provided by the Village.
  • If you suspect a leak or have concerns regarding your bill, please contact the Village Office and ask to speak with the water billing office.