• DeKalb
    DeKalb, Illinois
  • Tuesday 08:02 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

    Real Estate Assessments

    Real Estate Taxes for Sanitary Sewers

    Tax Rate for 2015 Taxes

    For the tax year 2015 (collected in 2016), the District’s tax rate multiplier is 0.144 per $100 of assessed valuation. A home assessed at $50,000 is taxed $72.00 for Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District services provided during that year.

    Expenses funded by Taxes Collected

    The consensus of the Board of Trustees has been that users should be billed according to how much sanitary service they require, rather than according to the property they own. Most of the District’s expenses are paid for by User Fees.

    Taxes are collected for paying the District’s share of FICA and other employee expenses and for funding what is called the “Public Benefit Fund.” That is money that is used to complete projects that the Board feels are for the good of all the users of the District.

    Taxing Ordinance

    The taxing ordinance is on the agenda for the December Board meeting each year. Public Input is invited at that and all other meetings of the Board of Trustees.

    Tax Collection

    Taxes for the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District are collected by DeKalb County as part of the County’s yearly property tax bills. Each spring, bills are issued for taxes due on the preceding year. The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District is a separate taxing body from the City of DeKalb or DeKalb County.

    Other Real Estate Assessments

    To assure that existing residents are not over-burdened by the cost of adding new property to the District, various charges are levied against new development.

    • A Connection Fee of $400 per P.E. ($1,400.00 for a single-family detached home) is charged for new hook-ups to the sanitary sewer system.
    • An Annexation Fee of $3,000.00 per acres is charged for bringing new land into the District.
    • A Plan Review Fee is charged for the engineering and administrative review of plans for proposed development. The amount charged depends upon the scope of the project and the time and expense required for District review.

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