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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…
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 (weather permitting) RMU Water Operators are scheduled to repair the water main at 115 North 15th Street.  RMU Operators intend to work from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22nd.  Flaggers will be in the area as vehicular traffic will be impacted.  Traffic will be…
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, RMU Water Operators will repair a water main break at 195 Irene.  The break is in the parkway and repairs will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.  RMU does not anticipate any water service interruptions, but customers in the area may experience low water pressure and discolored…
Residents can expect to see a great deal of activity along the IL Route 251 corridor between IL Route 38 and Flagg Road in the coming months as Rochelle Municipal Utilities begins Phase 1 of its electrical system infrastructure upgrade. The five-phase project, Rochelle 5KV Conversion, will increase the efficiency of…
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, RMU Water Operators will repair a broken water main at 108 Shirley Avenue.  The work will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.  RMU does not anticipate any water service interruptions, however customers in the area may experience low water pressure and discolored water during the repairs.  If…
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. the Boil Order was lifted.  Customers have been advised that the water is safe to drink.  Thursday, March 6, 2014 RMU Water Operators will repair the water main break at 303 8th Avenue.  The work will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m.  and as…
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, RMU Water Operators will be excavating a frozen pipe in the 100 block of First Avenue in order to restore water service.  There will be several utility service vehicles in the area and vehicular traffic could be impacted.  If you have any questions or concerns, please…
Monday, February 24, 2014, RMU Water Operators will repair the water main break in the 600 block of Woolf Court.  The work will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.  RMU does not anticipate any service interruptions, but customers in the area may experience low water pressure and discolored water while the…
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…
RMU and the Rochelle Fire Department ask residents to clear the area around all fire hydrants. Snow accumulation and the results of snow clearing with shovels, snow blowers and plows can completely cover or restrict access to fire hydrants.  Blocked hydrants mean slower response to extinguish fires which can result…
February 11, 2014

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Cold weather and wind chills are here. This means we can expect frozen water pipes and water damage if exposed areas aren’t properly insulated. Water expands as it freezes which can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those exposed to the severe cold, like water supply pipes…
Tuesday, February 11th, the RMU Water Operators will be repairing a water main break on Sixth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets.  The repair work will begin at about 9:00 a.m.  RMU does not anticipate any service interruptions, but customers in the area may experience low water pressure and discolored…
RMU Customers Can Take Simple Steps to Conserve Energy    Rochelle, IL – 1/28/2014 RMU is continuously monitoring the increased energy requirements for heating and other equipment usage during the cold weather.   While there is no immediate need for conservation, the demand for electricity is expected to be highest Tuesday…
RMU is in the process of installing a new phone system in our administration building. We have experienced a few issues with the new phones and apologize for any inconvenience this may has caused.