Lisle Village Board approves hike in water, sewer rates
By David ShaRos For The Sun December 4, 2012 10:20AM
Lisle Village Board trustees approved a hike in water and sewer rates effective Feb. 1, along with approval of the 2012 tax levy.
The current water rate of $4.40 per/1000 gallons will increase to a flat fee of $5 the beginning of next year, along with a sewer increase of 50 cents from the current rate of $2.30 per/1000 gallons to $2.80.
Mayor Joe Broda defended the increases by explaining that “the village is passing on the same cost increases it has incurred from the DuPage Water Commission.”
“These increases are the result of increases passed on to the DuPage Water Commission from the city of Chicago,” Broda said.
Finance Director Kimberly Schiller noted that the village absorbed rate increases in May 2011 and again in January of this year before having to raise rates the next month. She noted that the village will again be receiving increases in each of the next years through 2015. The current sewer rate of $2.30 has been in effect since 1998.
Regarding the tax ordinance, Schiller reported that the village plans to file its tax levy request with DuPage County by the last Tuesday of December in the amount of $4,482,692 as compared to $4.3 million in 2011.