Utility Billing

Checks and Money Orders may be placed in City drop boxes located at the Sycamore Center (Somonauk Street side of building at 308 W State Street) and at Public Works (475 N Cross Street). Any cash or in-person credit/debit card payments must be made at the Finance Office, located on the first floor of the Sycamore Center. Residents are encouraged to utilize electronic payment options:

City of Sycamore Utility Billing Direct Debit Payment Option

The City of Sycamore offers a direct debit option for payment of water, sewer and garbage fees.

How the Direct Debit Program Works

The property owner may sign up for the Direct Debit Program. The property owner should complete the authorization form and attach a voided check before returning it to the Water Division or City Treasurer for processing. Once the authorization form has been received and processed, the property owner will receive the blue billing postcard every other month. It will show the current charges and amount due, however, and will note that "your account will be debited on the 15th".

The property owner's account will be debited the amount listed on the bill on the 15th of the month due.

Authorization / Sign-Up Form

The most efficient way to sign up for direct debit would be to download the form (PDF). If you would like an authorization form mailed to you, please call 815-895-6542.

Water Rates

(Effective May 1, 2022)

Within City Limits (see note)

  • First 400 cubic feet at: $3.20 per 100 cubic feet (minimum bill $3.69)
  • Next 300 cubic feet at: $3.03 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 700 cubic feet at: $2.97 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 1,300 cubic feet at: $2.59 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 6,900 cubic feet at: $2.44 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 7,400 cubic feet at: $2.23 per 100 cubic feet
  • All over 1,7000 cubic feet at: $1.72 per 100 cubic feet

Note: All rates listed above shall be increased 50% if the service is outside the corporate limits.

Sewer Rates

Within City Limits (see note)

  • $4.535 per 100 cubic foot (minimum bill $4.535)

Note: Rates listed above shall be increased 50% if the service is outside corporate limits.

Meter Maintenance

Meter SizePer Billing PeriodAnnual Fee
5/8 inch$2.81$16.86
3/4 inch$3.07$18.42
1 inch$3.92$23.52
1 1/2 inch$14.56$87.36
2 inches$16.56$99.36
3 inches$30.15$180.90
4 inches$50.65$303.90
6 inches$85.08$510.48


Radium Treatment Fee

Meter Size, Per Month:

  • 5/8 inch: $6.75
  • 3/4 inch: $6.75
  • 1 inch: $11.01
  • 1 1/2 inch: $20.55
  • 2 inches: $34.08
  • 3 inches: $40.37
  • 4 inches: $94.10
  • 6 inches: $462.66

Infrastructure Fee

Meter Size, Per Month:

  • 5/8 inch: $6.90
  • 3/4 inch: $6.90
  • 1 inch: $11.26
  • 1 1/2 inch: $21.01
  • 2 inches: $34.83
  • 3 inches: $41.26
  • 4 inches: $96.19
  • 6 inches: $472.94