Utility Rate Information
Water Service Billing Rates
The City of Wheaton has a contract with the DuPage Water Commission to provide water from Lake Michigan to customers in the City of Wheaton.
Residents are billed a monthly service fee based on meter size plus a usage charge of $5.05 for every 100 cubic feet of water used. See the table below for the monthly service fee.
|Meter Size||Monthly Service Fee|
|5/8 inch by 3/4 inch
Sewer Service Billing Rates
In the same bill as your water service bill, you are billed for stormwater and sanitary sewer service. Residents within City limits are billed monthly for sanitary sewer service charges at the current rate of $1.40 for every 100 cubic feet of water used and a stormwater management fee of $0.75 for every 100 cubic feet of water used. In addition, all sewer customers are assessed a flat monthly fee of $1.50 to finance storm sewer infrastructure projects. These fees pay for the City to maintain 171 miles of sanitary sewer and 151 miles of storm sewer. The City's sanitary sewer rate does not cover the cost of sewerage treatment.
Separate Bill for Sewerage Treatment
You will also receive a bill from the Wheaton Sanitary District or the DuPage County Public Works Department for sewerage treatment. This is because the City of Wheaton provides water service and sewer conveyance, but the Wheaton Sanitary District and the DuPage County Public Works Department, which are separate governmental agencies, provide sewerage treatment. Most of the City is served by the Wheaton Sanitary District, and the far southeastern portion of the City is served by DuPage County for sewage treatment.
Causes of Unusually High Water Use
Occasionally, residents will contact the Finance Department regarding an unusually high water and sewer bill. The most common reasons for unusually high water usage include:
- Lawn sprinkling and landscape watering
- Leaky sinks and toilets
- Water-powered sump pumps and other water-using equipment
Utility Billing Questions
You can reach us by email or contact us at 630-260-2024. We will respond during normal business hours.