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Hot Chocolate and Cookies at Beacon on the Green January 27th 3:30 pm According to Websters:sus•tain•able - able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed- involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources- able to last or continue for a long time •…
On January 5, 2015, a production well located by Flagg Road experienced equipment issues and was taken out of service. Repairs are in process and the well is expected to be back in service on January 15, 2015. Customers may experience a discoloration in the water, but it is safe…
The City of Rochelle, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of five utility-related…
Rating Update: Moody's Affirms A3 rating on the City of Rochelle's (IL) ElectricSystem Revenue Bonds; Outlook StableGlobal Credit Research - 22 Dec 2014$12.4 million of rated debt affectedROCHELLE (CITY OF) IL ELECTRIC ENTERPRISEElectric Distribution and Generation NEW YORK, December 22, 2014 --Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 rating on…
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 through what is…
RMU is introducing a new interactive voice response system to better serve our customers. The system is an automated telephony system that interacts with callers, gathers information and routes calls to the appropriate recipient. During normal business hours, the RMU Customer Service Representatives will still be available to answer calls.…
November 30, 2014

Breif Outage December 1

At approximately 12:18 pm today, a contractor performing maintenance testing on breakers in the Caron Road substation inadvertently opened a breaker that de-energized transformer number 5. This interrupted service to approximately 840 customers in the south and west service area. Service was restored at 12:27 pm. If you have any…
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

Pride in Public Power

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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…