Back To News Listing NEW WATER RATES IN EFFECT | Saturday, October 24, 2020
THE NEW WATER RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF COLFAX WENT INTO EFFECT ON THE JANUARY, 2009 WATER BILLS. 

THE BASIC WATER RATE REMAINED THE SAME AT $6.25 FOR THE FIRST 1,000 GALLONS.  THE RATE INCREASE WENT INTO EFFECT WITH ANY AMOUNT OF WATER USED OVER THE FIRST 1,000 GALLONS.  THIS IS CHARGED AT THE RATE OF $ .70 CENTS PER 100 GALLONS USAGE. 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS RATE INCREASE WAS BECAUSE OF THE UTILITY BILLS GOING UP 200% AND DUE TO THE FACT THAT RATES HAVE NOT BEEN INCREASED SINCE 1978.

THE VILLAGE WAS CONTACTED BY A REPRESENTATIVE SHANE CULTRA'S OFFICE ASKING IF THE VILLAGE OF COLFAX HAD ANY PROJECTS WHICH THE VILLAGE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR YET.  THIS WAS IN REGARD TO THE STIMULUS MONEY.  INFORMATION WAS SUBMITTED TO MR. CULTRA'S OFFICE REGARDING THE UPDATE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AT THE SEWER PLANT.  THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $525,000.00 FOR THE PROJECT WAS SUBMITTED.

THE VILLAGE RECEIVED THE PERMANENT PERMIT FOR THE NEW RE-OX WHICH THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN PUTTING IN THE WATER.  THIS IS SUPPOSE TO LOWER THE IRON CONTENT IN THE WATER.  ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE VILLAGE BOARD MEMBERS HE CHANGED HIS WATER FILTER AROUND THANKSGIVING AND HASN'T HAD TO CHANGED IT SINCE.  PRIOR TO THE ADDITION OF THE RE-OX HE SAID HE COULD CHANGED THE FILTERS EVERY TWO TO THREE DAYS.

AFTER ALL OF THE WEATHER THAT ILLINOIS HAS BEEN HAVING THIS WINTER ISN'T IT NICE TO KNOW THAT SPRING IS ONLY 45 DAYS AWAY!! HOPEFULLY WE HAVE NO MORE OF THE -22 TEMPERATURES THAT WE HAD IN JANUARY!!













 







   
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