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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 19:43

Boil Order Issued

A boil order has been issued for the 300 Block of Route 38, Crest Lane, Knoll, Ridge and Springdale.  The order will last for a minimum of 24 hours.  Affected residents will have a door hanger placed at their home.

Friday, 26 May 2017 16:08

Rochelle's Water Tower Celebration

IMG 1190Rochelle officials along with the Howard Hayes family celebrated the completion of the newest water tower today. The project, with a total cost of nearly $5 Million includes a 750,000 gallon elevated storage tank, well house, pump, and connecting water main. The new tower also includes the City’s new branding with the rustic red and gold logo.

The land on which our newest water tower now resides has been in the Hayes Family of the Rochelle area for over sixty years. “The farming operation was a family affair that extended to sons and grandsons who raised hay, bailed it and sold to Brookfield Zoo as feed for the elephants.” said Judy Connolly, daughter of the late Howard Hayes.

The Master Plan for the City of Rochelle water system includes, as a priority, the construction of a well in the southeast quadrant of the City due to the continued industrial growth in this area. The industrial corridor on the south side of town has increased demand for water from 1.9 million gallons per day in 2004 to 3.0 million gallons per day in 2014.

In 2012 the Mayor and Council approved engineering agreements to facilitate the construction of this well. Since that time the City has applied for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) revolving loan, received approval of the project plan from the IEPA, purchased land for the well site and drilled the well.

“The need for additional capacity in our water system is a good thing for Rochelle. We’re growing steadily and the addition of our newest water tower is proof of that growth,” said Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson.

As of Friday May 19th, the boil orders for Sunset Terrace, North 14th Street, Scott Avenue and Highland Avenue have been lifted.

We are continuing boil orders for 1101-1353 Sunset Terrace and 14th Street; 1416, 1420 and 1425 Highland; 1122 to 1146 N 14th Street; and 1102-1301 Scott Avenue. These boil orders are in effect through Friday or until further notice.

While a main break is being repaired in the vicinity, residents on North 14th Street and Sunset Terrace are without water service today (5/17).  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, 15 May 2017 20:34

Boil Order Issued: Sunset Terrace

A precautionary boil order has been issued for Sunset Terrace in Rochelle due to a water main break.  The order is in effect through Wednesday.

Monday, 15 May 2017 15:39

RMU Announces Summer Saver Rate

RMU is again offering the Summer Saver Electric Rate for residential customers. Customers can save money by signing up for the Summer Saver Electric Rate and then reducing their electric usage between the peak hours of 2 pm through 7 pm Monday through Friday. The Summer Saver Rate runs from June through September.

Because the rate is no longer risk-free, customers will not be automatically enrolled. They must sign up on the RMU website at or by calling the RMU Customer Service Department at 815-562-4155.

If you have any questions, please contact the RMU Customer Service Department at 815-562-4155.

Summer Saver 2017 Flier


To sign up for RMU's Summer Saver Rate, fill out the form below, save and e-mail to Barbara Bell at .

pdf Summer Saver Rate Agreement (171 KB)

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