New Well and Elevated Water Storage Tank
The City of Rochelle, Illinois recently began construction of a new drinking water well, known as Well 12, and a 750,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. The improvements are located on Hayes Road and include a well building, well pump and nearly 6,000 feet of water main. Financing for this project was provided by a low interest State Revolving
Fund (SRF) loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP). The PWSLP is funded by both state and federal sources. The $4,300,000 loan has an interest rate of 1.86% and will be repaid over 20 years. Once complete, the infrastructure will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Rochelle as well as increase water storage. The PWSLP operates in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.
For more information contact Rochelle Municipal Utilities.
Since the high winds started yesterday, RMU customers have experience one power outage in the Hillcrest area. At approximately 2:04 am an electric feeder was opened. Tree damage from the high winds appeared to be the cause. Power was restored to all customers by 5:23 am. Tree trimmers have been notified and will begin trimming trees in the area on Monday.
If you have any questions, please call the RMU Customer Service Department at 815-562-4155.
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The 600 Block of South 1st Street will be closed on Monday November 2 and possibly November 3 for an RMU Water repair.
Residents and motorist are reminded to pay special attention to the advance warning signage, road closed barricades and other temporary traffic control devices within the work zone.
RMU has created a partnership with Rochelle’s local HVAC contractors and two product vendors Bes-Tech and REGEN for a Roof Top Unit Add-on Incentive program.
RMU will rebate up to $3,680 of the cost of the Bes-Tech’s Digi-RTU add-on for RTU’s of sizes 1-20 ton. For the REGEN product RMU will reimburse 50% of each complete installation.
RMU has provided training to the local HVAC contractors Anderson and C&C who are certified and ready to take orders for installation of these Add-ons which provide up to 40% energy savings. The performance has been verified by RMU in two local facilities over the summer of 2015 based on a Grant from American Public Power Association’s DEED program (Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments).
Criteria for RTU’s to be accepted into the program: The rooftop unit has to be well maintained, not older than 20 years and needs to be under a three year maintenance program. The unit also had to be operating within its design parameters. The unit has to be connected into RMU’s demand management system which requires the facility to be part of partial curtailment during the 20 days of peak alerts during the summer. Environmental requirements will be managed during those days by the technology that these products provide.
Contact RMU Customer Service for more information on this program. (815) 562-4155
RMU is continuously looking at ways to reduce cost of energy to its customers in Rochelle and surrounding areas.