• DeKalb
    DeKalb, Illinois
  • Tuesday 08:17 PM
    21st of January, 2020
    - or - 815.758.3513

    KWRD Phase 1B Improvements - Current Project Information

    The District's $46.35m project is currently under construction.

    Details of the ongoing project can be viewed by clicking below.

    Phase 1B

    Dreading Thanksgiving Cleanup - Bring In Your Used Cooking Oil Here

    Free: Bring in your Turkey Frying Grease to our Drop-off Box located in our front lot for your convenience.

    Click for Drop-off Information

    What About Water for Lawns, Gardens and Pools?

    Interested in a second City of DeKalb Water Meter to Supply Landscaping or Pool

    In this option, the water meter that supplies the pool, sprinkler, hose or other activities that do not require disposal to the sanitary sewer system is separate from the water meter that supplies water for household uses. No sewer charges are applied to this meter.

    This solution is applicable in most new installations but may not be appropriate for an existing home service. The City charges a minimum service fee of $15.00 per quarterly billing cycle or a total of $60.00 per year.

    Contact the City of DeKalb Water Department at (815) 748-2050 for more information about this.

    Secondary Meter with Once Yearly Refund

    This program is administered by the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District. It involves the installation of a meter by the homeowner or plumber according to Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District specifications. After an initial reading, the meter is read by District staff in the fall and the sewer charges that have been paid on water that did not enter the sanitary sewer are refunded by check once each December (with a subtraction of a $25 processing fee).

    The home or business owner must purchase the specified meter from a plumbing supply business and pay for the City of DeKalb permit that is required as well as plumbing costs. An estimate of the costs would be about $400, but that would vary with the installation. It is typically easier to retrofit the plumbing on an existing home with one of these meters than with a second City meter.

    Rules for Sanitary District Refund Meters

    No Refunds without Metering

    A resident can install a permanent secondary meter but there is no way to receive a credit for lawn watering or filling a pool unless a permanent secondary meter is installed to quantify the amount that did not enter the sanitary sewer. Note that the backwash from in-ground pools does enter the sanitary and is not subject to refunds.

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