Why does the Village raise the water rates?

It is necessary for the Village to periodically raise water rates to account for regular increases in costs, which typically includes water rate increases that the City of Chicago imposes. The Village acquires all of its water from Chicago. The Village regrets that rate increases are necessary, but failing to increase our rates when Chicago does so would force the Village to cut services. It is important to remember that no taxes are used to operate the water system; all water fund revenue is derived from user charges.

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1. Does the Village have a grant program for installing flood prevention devices?
2. How often does the Village bill for Water and Sewer service?
3. My water usage has increased. What are the possible reasons?
4. What are the Village's water rates?
5. What should I do if there is a water main break?
6. What steps can I take to lower my water bill?
7. Why does the Village raise the water rates?
8. Does the Village offer direct debit of Water and Sewer bills?
9. Can I pay my water bill online?