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At their Monday evening meeting, the Rochelle City Council approved an expansion of the Utility Assistance Program.  For the remainder of 2020, utility customers with income under 200% of the federal poverty level will be able to apply for assistance of $500.  Earlier this year, the Council approved a waiver…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities prioritize the health and safety of our residents and employees above all else. We also understand that our residents and businesses count on a high level of service and support from our team. All emergency services will continue as always from our…
RMU is warning customers about utility scams in the area. Customers are receiving phone calls from individuals that appear to be part of a scam designed to obtain personal information and/or money from customers. The calls are not authorized by RMU. Red flags for scam activity • The scammer often…
RMU offers an energy assistance program for those in need.  In January and February alone, 22 households have received financial assistance with utility bills and funds are still available for approximately another 200 households.  Residents who meet the income guidelines are encouraged to apply.  The RMU Residential Utility Assistance Program…
The Utility Advisory Board Meeting will not meet on January 21st, 2020 as originally scheduled. The meeting has been rescheduled for January 29th, 2020.
A valve is being replaced by the Water Department on First Avenue, a boil order will be issued today. A map is attached with area outlined in yellow-1st Avenue and South 2nd Street.  The boil order will last for a minimum of 24 hours. Boil water before drinking. Wash all…
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.  
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