Village of Diamond

Public Works

Wastewater Plant

The wastewater plant was built in 2009 and treats approximately 200,000 gallons per day. There are 5 lift Stations that transfer wastewater from the lift stations to the wastewater plant.Save the Village maintenance costs by not flushing or disposing of the following items down the drains:

  • Razorblades
  • Diapers (disposable and non-disposable)
  • Grease
  • Plastic gloves
  • Dental floss
  • Wipes
  • Tampons/feminine napkins
  • Dye bottles
  • Plastic bags
  • Clothing

These products plug lines and pumps that can interrupt service and cost thousands of dollars in time, repair and chemicals to remove these products from our wastewater system.


Public Notice-None at this time

Water/Sanitary Service/Refuse & Billing:

The Village conducts Utility Billing on a bi-monthly basis. Inquiries regarding your water, sewer, and refuse bill or payment should be directed to the Water Department by calling 815-634-8149 x110 during the normal business hours 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

General Information

Customers are billed on a bi- monthly basis for water, sewer, and refuse.  All bills for service shall be rendered as of the first day of the month succeeding the period for which the service is provided and shall be payable not later than the close of business on the thirtieth (30th) day after the date of the bill.  If payment has not been received within 30 days of the billing date, a penalty of 10% of the amount of the bill shall be added to your account.  If your bill is more than 45 days delinquent, a service shut-off notice will be issued and service will be discontinued as of the date of the notice.  Please contact the Water department at (815) 634-8149 to discuss payment arrangements; otherwise service will be discontinued.

If service is interrupted for non-payment it will be restored only after all charges and reconnection fees have been paid.

Customers (residents and businesses) should contact the Village if they notice a discrepancy between the readings on the inside meter and the outside remote register.

Payment Options

Customers may pay their Utility bills:

  • In person at the Village Hall during normal business hours, M-F, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Mail in your payment to: Village of Diamond Water Dept., 1750 E Division, Diamond, IL 60416
  • Place in the Drive-up drop box in front of the Village Hall
  • Via Direct Debit – The required authorization agreement may be obtained at the Village Hall or may be downloaded here.  A voided check indicating the bank account that is to be debited must be attached to the signed form.  Direct Debit must be activated prior to a billing and the Village requires at least 30 days prior to a change in a direct debit bank account.  The transaction will appear on your monthly bank statement and you will continue to receive Utility Bills from the Village indicating “Direct Debit” at the bottom of the bill.  To enroll in Direct Debit Payment, please complete the direct debit form and submit form to the Village Hall.  Questions, call 815-634-8149 for more information.

Water Rates

The first 10,000 gallons is billed at a base rate of $74.92 (bi-monthly). Any gallons exceeding 10,000 gallons for the two month period is billed at $9.03 per thousand gallons. Annual 5% rate increase effective on November billing.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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Sewer Rates

The first 4,000 gallons is billed at a base rate of $40.38 (bi-monthly). Any gallons exceeding 4,000 gallons for the two month period is billed at $1.74 per thousand gallons. Annual 5% rate increase effective on November billing.

Sewer Surcharge

The sewer surcharge is to pay for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant and is $15.00 per month/$30.00 bi-monthly. As homes are built this charge will be re-evaluated and possibly reduced.


Environmental Recycling & Disposal Service is the provider for refuse/recycling removal at a cost of $17.06 per month. Seniors over 65 years of age receive a $1.00 discount on refuse service per month. Garbage pick-up day is Thursday of every week. Please have all trash ready for pick up by 6:00am.

The contact number for NuWay Disposal is (815) 942-5851.

Watering Schedule

Watering is limited year round in accordance with Ordinance #2006-12. All properties with even numbered street numbers may use water on even numbered calendar dates and only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All properties with odd numbered street numbers may use water on odd numbered calendar dates and only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Water may be used for establishment of Sod and/or Seeded Turf Lawns planted in the then current year for a period of fourteen (14) days after the sod is laid or the seed planted.

No person shall allow a continuous stream of water to run off into any gutter, ditch, drain or street inlet while using water for restricted purposes.

Water Meters & Water Mains

If you have a water meter leak or detect a water main break, please contact the Village Hall as soon as possible. Please call (815) 634-8149 during business hours and (815) 634-8149 ext. 23 after hours or on weekends.

On an annual basis the water & sewer bill will have a 5% increase that takes effect in October. Also, in accordance with the garbage contract, a garbage increase occurs in May every year.

How to check for leaks

Studies show that dripping faucets and leaking toilets account for as much as 14% of all indoor water use, equivalent to 10 gallons (38 liters) per person of water lost per day.

Read Your Water Meter

Use your water meter to check for leaks. Start by turning off all faucets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during the testing period. Take a reading on your water meter, wait for about 30 minutes, and then take a second reading. If the dial has moved, you have a leak.

Check for Leaky Toilets

The most common source of leaks is the toilet. Check toilets for leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If after 15 minutes the dye shows up in the bowl, the toilet has a leak.

Leaky toilets can usually be repaired inexpensively by replacing the flapper.

  • Toilets can account for almost 30% of all indoor water use, more than any other fixture or appliance.
  • Older toilets (installed prior to 1994) use 3.5 to 7 gallons (13 to 27 liters) of water per flush and as much as 20 gallons (76 liters) per person per day.
  • Replacing an old toilet with a new model can save the typical household 7900 to 21,700 gallons (29,902 to 82,135 liters) of water per year. An average of 20% of toilets leak.

Check for Leaky Faucets

– The next place to check for leaks is your sink and bathtub faucets, replacing the rubber O-ring or washer inside the valve can usually repair dripping faucets.

Water Loss in Gallons Per Month

The following chart describes the amount of water loss per month that would occur should your residence/business have a leak.

Water Loss in Gallons Per Month

Water conservation practices

The following tables show potential water and energy savings for residences using water conservation practices (such as retrofitting or replacing fixtures) based on a regional per capita of 2.8 persons/household.

Potential Water Savings

Potential Water Savings

Note: These tables contain general savings estimates. Both water and energy savings will be dependent on local factors, the specific conservation program implemented, and customer behavior.

Sources: Water 2050, Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply/Demand Plan, March 2010, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

WaterSense Draft Specification for Showerheads-Supporting Statement-United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

See suppstat508.pdf