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The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities offices will be closing at 3pm on Tuesday January 29th and all day on Wednesday January 30th due to the extreme wind chills.  As always, utility and emergency crews will be on duty.  For your safety and that of our first responders,…
Internet and fiber system upgrades are required to maintain the integrity of our systems.  Therefore, a fiber/internet outage is scheduled for January 22, 2019 starting at 2:00 am.  The outage may affect all fiber and internet customers.  Phone service, if provided through our internet system, will also be affected. While…
Update:  As of Thursday 1/17, Well 12 is offline.   The RMU Water Department wishes to inform customers that Well 12 will be utilized for the next several days due to the failure of another well on the system.  The radium level at Well 12 was 2.5pCi/L at the last…
As part of an ongoing project to bring underground service to residents, a scheduled outage will take place on Wednesday January 9th from 6-7pm. All areas highlighted in yellow, green and pink will be out for one approximately one hour tomorrow night while they are switched over to the underground…
The RMU Water Department will host an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Day for RMU Customers on Saturday January 12 from 8am-Noon.  Those dropping off items will be required to show a photo ID Acceptable items for drop-off include:  televisions, monitors, printers, computers, fax machines, keyboards, electronic mice, VCRs, portable digital music…
December 26, 2018

Boil Order: 12/26/18

A boil order is in effect for businesses located from South Main Street & Steam Plant Road, east to Lake Sule and along Steward Road to Hayes Road.  No residents are affected at this time.  All businesses are being personally notified by our crews at this time. The boil order…
As our new well house on Southview Drive is constricted, the well has been turned off and switched to well 8 for approximately two weeks. Water in the area may be discolored during this time period.
The RMU Water Department will host an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Day for RMU Customers on Saturday November 17 from 8am-Noon.  Those dropping off items will be required to show a photo ID Acceptable items for drop-off include:  televisions, monitors, printers, computers, fax machines, keyboards, electronic mice, VCRs, portable digital music…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities proudly announce the opening of the City’s first radium removal plant located at Well 11, just North of Flagg Road.  The $2.7million plant is the culmination of a two-year project to rid Rochelle’s water supply of excess radium. The plant utilizes state-of-the…
RMU Customers in the central area of town experienced another lengthy outage on Saturday due to high winds and branches near faulty lines. To correct this problem as quickly as possible, RMU Electric crews are being pulled off all other projects for the foreseeable future to place these lines underground. …
Rochelle Municipal Utilities will offer monthly after-hours appointments for customers beginning in November.  “We recognize that not all customers are able to stop into our office during regular business hours.  Every customer is valuable to us and we want to be accessible to everyone,” said City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh. Customers…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities will issue a $4 credit to all Rochelle residential water customers due to recent discoloration related to a malfunction at Well 11. On Saturday September 8th, crews were notified of a purple or black tint to water in several areas of Rochelle.  Upon further investigation, it was…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce that the newest tool in removing radium from Rochelle water is now officially online.    In the Spring of 2016, RMU received notice that Well 11, located near RTHS, had exceeded allowable contaminant levels of radium.  To stay within the state statutes, the City subsequently entered into a compliance commitment agreement…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce a power cost adjustment decrease being passed along to our customers. All utility bills include a line item for Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) which is a charge that fluctuates as the market price for electricity fluctuates. The City of Rochelle & Rochelle Municipal…
The electrical system infrastructure upgrade is continuing through the summer and into the fall months. Some areas will receive new wires, either overhead or underground and others will receive utility pole replacements. Rochelle Municipal Utilities wants the community to be aware that there will be utility workers in the residential…
The RMU Water Department has been notified of radium levels exceeding the standard limit set by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  The standard for combined radium is 5 pico curies per liter (PCI/L). The level of combined radium was 8 PCI/L at Well 12 on Hayes Road for the 2nd…
At their Special City Council Meeting Monday evening, Rochelle’s City Council Approved an eight-year contract with Nextera Energy, LLC to provide power to Rochelle Municipal Utilities. In 2017, the City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year agreement to purchase power over the already contracted 30mw obtained…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website! The new site features a clean, organized, easy-to-navigate menu for our customers – both residential and business. In early 2018, City of Rochelle staff began the process of reorganizing the menu system of the site and…
Friday, 05/22/2018: A planned power outage occurred this morning in the Parkview Subdivision. During the planned outage, a transformer in the same area went down. Approximately 100 customers were affected. In order to safely work on the outage, a feeder was shut down for approximately 15 minutes. The North Ridge…
The electrical system infrastructure upgrade is continuing through the summer. Some areas will receive new wires, either overhead or underground and others will receive utility pole replacements. Rochelle Municipal Utilities wants the community to be aware that there will be utility workers in the residential neighborhoods, mostly Monday through Friday…
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