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Hydrant Flushing

On the week of June 21st,2021, and the week of June 28th, 2021, the Jerome Public Works
department will be flushing fire hydrants near your home or business. The Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency requires that all fire hydrants be tested and flushed on a twice-yearly basis.
This allows us to flush any sediment from valves, hydrants, and water mains, allowing for clean
healthy water.
You may notice discoloration and possibly some sediment in your water. You may want to run
a small amount of water in your bathtub to get any sediment out of your water system. There is
no need to boil water or take any other measures. It is recommended to run water from an
outdoor spigot or a bathtub faucet to clear your system of any discoloration or sediment. Please
see this website for instructions on flushing your home or business water system.
Hydrants will be flushed in zones in relation to the loop of Jerome’s water system. Zones are as
follows: Week 1 includes Zones 1 through 5. Week 2 is Zones 6 through 8

  • Zone 1: North side of Wabash Ave.
  • Zone 2: South side of Wabash Ave.
  • Zone 3: Calland Dr., Jerome Ave., and intersections of Jerome Ave.
  • Zone 4: W. Grand Ct., Vernon Ave., and all intersections of Vernon Ave.
  • Zone 5: Alberta Ln., Reed Ave., and all intersections of Reed Ave.
  • Zone 6: Barbara Ct., Homewood Ave., and all intersections of Homewood Ave.
  • Zone 7: Glenn Ave., and all intersections of Glenn Ave.
  • Zone 8: Iles Ave. from Owens Ln. to Welch


Thank you for your patience and understanding while we do our flushing and maintenance.
Any questions you may call Public Works directly.

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October 2020 Water Bills

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.

Water Bill

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. 

Water Meter Replacement and Road Work

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.

Thank you,

David Wilken
Public Works Supervisor Village of Jerome

Water and Sewer Rate Changes

Water Rates

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

Sewer Rates

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.