Freeport Water and Sewer Commission
Please use rear entrance located at the parking lot of the 524 Building for City Hall business.
Freeport Water & Sewer Commission Flushing of Hydrants & Water Mains
The Freeport Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants and water lines from Oct 3 rd through Oct 7 th and again from October 11 through October 14, 2016. This might possibly carry through an additional week from October 17 to October 21 . Flushing will occur during the hours of 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. During flushing, customers may experience rusty or cloudy colored water. While the water remains safe to drink, customers should run their water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to doing laundry during this time to avoid staining of clothing. If water discoloration persist at your location for more than 24 hours after running water for 5 to 10 minutes, our department will re-flush the water mains that serve your area. If this occurs please call the Freeport Water & Sewer Construction Dispatch number @ 815-233-1686 leaving your full street address and flushing request. Flushing requests can be received by our staff at the above number during the hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm or left by phone message after normal working hours. We appreciate your patience and support with our essential flushing program.
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.
• 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)
2015-2016 Water Main Project through IEPA
ORDINANCE #2015-44 as passed by corporate authorities on September 8, 2015
ORDINANCE #2015-25 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 1052 (Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Fund) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois as passed by corporate authorities on May 4, 2015 to add $6.00 per month to the Captital Improvement Surcharge
ORDINANCE #2015-09 as passed by corporate authorities on February 2, 2015
View link to summary of project: Notice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion and the Project Plan
The following documents are provided in PDF format:
Request for Proposals and Bid Tabulations posted by Water and Sewer Commission:
In 1937, the city bought the water system and established a commission headquartered in City Hall. This has led 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