The Village of Jerome Water Department has received a large number of inquiries concerning October water bills not being delivered by mail to our village residents and businesses. The bills were taken to the post office, as usual, on October 5th. The Village has contacted the US Postal Service several times for an explanation for the delay in water bills delivery, however, no answer has been provided.
The Village will print duplicate water bills to be mailed during the week of October 19th. If you have already paid your October bill you can ignore this duplicate bill. No late fees will be assessed on the current month’s water bills.
Please contact the Village of Jerome Water Department at 546-2203 for any further information concerning this matter.
We express our sincere apologies for this unfortunate issue concerning water bills.
Village of Jerome President and Board of Trustees.
The annual water report can be found at https://villageofjerome.com/wp/waterreport
On your water bills for this past month, you will have two readings on your bill. One reading reflects usage from the old meters up until the time the new meters were installed. The second reading is from the time the new meter was installed until the end of the billing cycle. Next month it will only reflect the reading from the new meters for the entire billing cycle.
Date: August 15, 2019
To: The Residents of the Village of Jerome
Re: Timeline for Installation of Smart Water Meters by Harvey Dye Plumbing
August 16, 2019 – Harvey Dye Plumbing brings equipment to Jerome and parks it off Reed Avenue by Jerome Park.
August 19, 2019 – Installation of Smart water meters begins. Please call the Village garage if you have questions 546-9647.
Most meter installations will only require the resident’s water to be off for a few minutes. If a longer time is needed for a particular meter the installation will be scheduled at a later date.
Installation is scheduled to run through September 6, 2019. This date may be extended due to weather or any unforeseen issues that would arise.
There is going to be a lot of activity in the Village of Jerome over the next few weeks. The reconstruction of West Grand Court and the installation of smart meters is going to make for some construction congestion in the Village. We appreciate your patience during this time. If any JULIE markings or flags are present on your property please do not disturb them. This makes everyone’s job a lot easier.
Any questions about installation procedures or why your property may have JULIE markings or Flags on it please call the Village garage at 546-9647.
Public Works Supervisor Village of Jerome
Effective August 1, 2019, residents pay a $6.00 monthly meter charge (flat rate).
Effective August 1, 2019, businesses pay a monthly meter charge (flat rate) based on the size of their meter connection, as follows:
- $11.00 5/8″ Meter
- $17.06 3/4” Meter
- $36.02 1″ Meter
- $62.97 1 ½” Meter
- $95.28 2″ Meter
Effective August 1, 2019, residents and businesses pay a $.00696 per gallon sewer charge.
Additionally, residents and businesses pay a $12.67 per month sewer charge (flat rate).
The sewer rates are set and levied by the Sangamon County Water Reclamation District and collected by Jerome on behalf of the Water Reclamation District.