The electrical system infrastructure upgrade is currently in progress in the area of Route 251 North, Bethel Road (east and west of Route 251), Lynnville Road, and portions of Kent, Queens and Kings Roads. 36 customers in that area will experience a power outage on March 21st, 2018 from 8:00 am until no later than 3:00pm in order to work on the upgrade. The affected customers have been notified of the outage via mail.
Rochelle Municipal Utilities wants the community to be aware that there will be RMU utility workers and/or contract workers in that area. Please remind children to stay away from the equipment. Residents should also be aware that RMU workers may be on their property marking the placement of underground infrastructure and upgrading the system. Residents are asked to please leave the flag markers in their yard until the work is completed.
Homeowners are not required to place their secondary service underground; however, RMU is offering an underground incentive to homeowners in the area where work is occurring. If a homeowner has an overhead secondary service going to the home and wishes to replace it with an underground service, RMU may pay for the materials needed to get the new underground service to the home.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, they can contact the RMU Customer Service Department at 815-562-4155 for more information.