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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 St) and at Public Works (475 N Cross St). At this time, cash is not accepted. 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 Does the Direct Debit Program Work?

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 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.

Where Can I Get the Authorization/Sign-Up Form?

The most efficient way to sign up for direct debit would be to download a pdf version of the form here.  If you would like an authorization form mailed to you, please call 815-895-6542.


(Effective May 1, 2021)

Water Rates

Within City Limits*

  • First 400 cubic feet for: $3.24 per 100 cubic feet (minimum bill $3.69)
  • Next 300 cubic feet at: $3.09 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 700 cubic feet at: $2.97 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 1300 cubic feet at: $2.59 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 6900 cubic feet at: $2.31 per 100 cubic feet
  • Next 7400 cubic feet at: $2.07 per 100 cubic feet
  • All over 17000 cubic feet at: $1.58 per 100 cubic feet

* All rates listed above shall be increased fifty percent if the service is outside the corporate limits.

Sewer Rates

Within City Limits*

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

*Rates listed above shall be increased fifty percent if the service is outside corporate limits.

Meter Maintenance

Meter Size, Per Billing Period*/ Annual 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

*Billing period is every 2 months, or 6 times per year