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The 2019 RMU utility assistance program is still available.  Currently, over 100 households have received utility assistance and  funds are still available for approximately another 150 households.  Residents who meet the income guidelines are encouraged to apply.  The RMU Residential Utility Assistance Program provides monetary assistance for qualifying RMU residential…
Following an increase in required chlorination levels in Illinois drinking water supplies by the Illinois Environmental Protection, Rochelle Municipal Utilities will increase from the previous .5 milligrams per liter to 1 milligram per liter.  The regulations are part of an effort to decrease the frequency of Legionnaire’s Disease, a pneumonia-like…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities has begun construction of a new Well No. 12 Radium Treatment facility which is financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects…
Dear Water Customer: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires that all water systems in the State of Illinois have an effective Cross Connection Control Program. Cross connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system…
The residential application for utility assistance is now available at RMU.  "Our team recognized the hardships endured by those most in need in our community and actively pursued establishing a program to assist," said City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh. 
The Utility Advisory Board Meeting will not meet on May 15th, 2019 as originally scheduled. The next scheduled meeting is July 17th, 2019
RMU is again offering the Summer Saver Electric Rate for residential customers. Customers can save money by reducing their electric usage between 2 pm and 7 pm Monday through Friday during the months of June through September. With the summer saver rate, you will be billed $0.2202 per kilowatt hour…
UPDATE: (6/5/19)  RMU has completed the collection of the samples. The samples have been sent to a certified lab for analysis.  Thank you for your participation. Lead and Copper sample bottles will be delivered today, April 4th, to the customers contacted by letter. Pick-up of your sample will be Monday,…
RMU Crews are beginning our hydrant flushing program this week. Over the coming months, Rochelle's 900 hydrants will each be flushed. As a result, your water may be discolored. Please run the faucet until clear before using for drinking or washing dishes.
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is proud to partner with the American Public Power Association on the Light Up Navajo project.  A crew of four from our Electric Operations team will be join 100 volunteers from 22 utilities to bring electricity to the 15,000 Navajo household without power.  “This is what public…
Water crews are repairing a main break on North 2nd Street tonight. Residents in the area may see decreased water pressure & discoloration.  Please run water until clear before drinking or washing.  
February 18, 2019

Well 10 Complete!

Well 10 on Southview Drive is blending in with the neighborhood a bit more these days! The original well was drilled in the 1960s. The $1.1 million project utilizes liquid chlorine instead of gas which reduces the risk of exposure to surrounding neighborhoods. Landscaping will happen this spring and the…
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…
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