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Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the completion of the 312kW Photovoltaic Solar Plant, located at the Water Treatment Facility in Rochelle. In the Spring of 2014, RMU was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to fund construction of the Solar Plant. ICECF provides…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the donation of a Solar technology demonstration unit to the Rochelle Township high School (RTHS). Rochelle Municipal Utility has had a long standing relationship with educational institutions and has provided safety seminars as well as energy savings seminars to the schools in its…
RMU is warning customers about a possible telephone scam. The phone calls appear to be part of a scam designed to obtain personal information and/or money from customers. The calls are not authorized by RMU. In the reported instances, customers are told they are behind on their electric bill and…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 5-11, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. "Public Power Week celebrates Rochelle Municipal Utilities, reliable, affordable electricity for our community," said Joe Orlikowski, Electric Superintendent. Public power puts the…
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Rochelle Municipal Utilities has been selected as a recipient of this year's Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit & Expo's "Leadership by Example" award. This recognition is meant to highlight area individuals, businesses, organizations, and Municipalities that have implemented renewable energy projects and practices in Transportation, Utility Scale Generation, Building Integration…
The Rochelle Municipal Utilities 5kv conversion underground electrical project is underway. Residents have likely noticed our contractor, Utility Dynamics with equipment and construction in utility easements throughout back yards over the past several weeks and work will continue as weather permits in the coming months. The 5kv project is a…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to announce the addition of Adam Lanning to our team as the RMU Superintendent of Water and Water Reclamation. He will begin his new position on September 29. Mr. Lanning holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University in Geology and a…
The following people won the weekly drawings in May and June as a result of registering for the Community Alert Program. Rosita.jimenez3213ValhallOconnorLadonnacook47KiddylandAmy.tsimpleChardon4Tdanner630 GRAND PRIZE WINNER (NEST THERMOSTAT): gwenhayes If this is the first part of your e-mail address, please send an e-mail to from that e-mail address listed above.…
August 12, 2014

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 RMU Water Operators repaired the water main break in the 1100 block of North Seventh Street.. As a result of the work, a Precautionary Boil Order has been issued for customers along Highway 251 between Carrie Avenue and Flagg Road. As a reminder during the precautionary…
RMU will build a 300 kW Solar Plant at the Water Treatment Plant to add to its Renewable Energy sources.  Solar Plants have the capability to reduce peak demand which is an increasing part of energy costs. RMU already has renewable energy in its mix with the Bio-Gas plant at…
May 27, 2014

Road Closure

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Caron Road is scheduled to be closed in the Industrial area between Steam Plant Road and Timber Lane.  Weather permitting; the roadway will be closed for water main work between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Signage will be placed on both Caron Road…
Due to the events of the weekend power outage, the generation plant had to restart an engine which caused a short power outage this morning.  Approximately 3000 customers were affected. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.
RMU is introducing a new incentive for commercial and industrial customers in the area of Renewable Energy.  Solar Plants have the capability to reduce peak demand which is an increasing part of energy costs.  RMU is offering a $100/kW installed/year rebate for the first 5 years of a solar plant.…
RMU WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION   On Thursday, May 29, 2014 weather permitting; Martin and Company is scheduled to abandon a section of water main as part of the School Avenue bridge project.   In order to perform the work, water service will be interrupted in the 1000 block of Parkview…
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 RMU Water Operators repaired a water main break in the 500 block of South Second Street. As a result of the work, a Precautionary Boil Order has been issued. As a reminder during the precautionary boil order, all customers in the 500 block of South Second…
Friday, 1:15 p.m. the Boil Order on Garfield Drive has been lifted.  Notices will be delivered to each residence within the hour. Kathy Cooper, Water/Water Reclamation Superintendent RMU Water Operators had to shut off the water on Garfield Drive in order to repair the water main.  A boil order has…
The annual city-wide flushing program is completed.  The operators will continue to do flushing on some dead end mains on a monthly basis.
Monday, April 28, 2014, Rochelle Municipal Utilities will begin their annual hydrant flushing project.  The fire hydrants are opened and allowed to run in an effort to circulate water in the underground water mains.  It will take approximately three weeks to complete the entire system.  RMU Water Operators will be…