Freeport Water and Sewer Commission
Please use rear entrance located at the parking lot of the 524 Building for City Hall business.
Water and Sewer Drop Box is located in the rear of the 524 Building
UTILITY BILL OPTIONS
1. Do nothing and you will continue to receive a paper bill.
2. View my bill online
3. Pay my bill online
• Auto-Pay Online — Financial institution checking account.
(FREE. No convenience fees.) Call 1-815-233-0111 to set up.
• E-Pay Online — Credit and debit cards ONLY.
(Fees starting at $1.00 and up per transaction)
• Pay Online — Credit and debit cards, and electronic checking
($2.99 fee per transaction.)
4. Pay my bill with a phone call to 1-877-885-7968
($2.99 fee per transaction)
2013 Year End Report of the City of Freeport
On Monday, January 13, 2014, Mayor James Gitz and department heads presented a report to the City Council summarizing 2013 City accomplishments. A full narrative report is expected in the coming weeks. Click here for a copy of the report presented to the City Council.
The following documents are provided in PDF format:
Request for Proposals and Bid Tabulations posted by
In 1937, the city bought the water system and established a commission headquartered in City Hall. This has lead to the management of three elevated tanks, six wells, 28,000 customers, and 120 miles of mains. Currently, over 4 million gallons of water, is pumped through the mains daily.
The earliest sewer system of Freeport dumped untreated sewage into the Pecatonica River. In 1934, Freeport was warned by the state that a treatment plant must be built.
In 1968, over 5 million dollars was raised through grants and bond sales to fund the project. The project included five new lift stations, treatment plant expansion and a pilot research program.
In 1999, the wastewater plant is about to be expanded again with new treatment equipment, processes, and upgrades. This $12 million dollar project will help to keep the wastewater plant running smoothly for the next 20 years.
The Water and Sewer Commission has provided water since 1937 and sewer since 1939, and we will carry the city proudly and safely well into the next millennium.
Freeport City Hall