Your meter has a dial that moves with the usage of water. Before you go to bed note the position of the pointer and check it again in the morning to see if it has moved. If it has moved you may have a leak that has gone undetected. Call us. We’ll check it for you!
Keep Bills to a Minimum!
Check out the Water Conservation page for tips on using less water.
Please be sure to notify the Village concerning your water and sewer account when moving or to cancel service for any other reason. In addition, the Water/Sewer Billing Department will need your forwarding address for your final bill or possible refund due you.
To cancel service or for further information, please contact the Water/Sewer Billing Department at (708) 389-0200.
Seniors Can Apply to Remove Minimum Usage Requirement
As part of an ongoing effort to address the needs of our senior citizens, seniors can now apply for senior exemption for minimum water usage provided the following requirements are met:
1) Senior must be aged 65 or older
2) Water Bill must be in the senior’s name
3) Senior must reside in the home
Applications must be made in person at Village Hall, and a photo ID is needed. Please allow up to two weeks for processing. For more information, please feel free to call us at (708) 389-0200 x5.
What You Can Do
Water is a precious commodity and conservation should be taken seriously. Here are a few facts and tips for at home conservation.
Midlothian receives its water from the City of Chicago and Lake Michigan via direct lines installed in 1970. The Water Department monitors pumpage of 1.4 million gallons of water per day from the Edward J. Williquette Distribution Plant. The pump station is constantly being upgraded with the latest computerized technology to provide the best service possible to Midlothian residents and businesses.
Our water is tested weekly at a state certified lab from samples taken throughout the village. We follow stringent mandates dictated by the Illinois and US Environmental Protection Agencies to assure safe and pure drinking water for Midlothian residents. Annually, the department provides the residents with a Consumer Confidence Report detailing the quality of our pump station water. View the most recent Water Quality Report and all archived Water Quality Reports.
Consumers may also view detailed test results in between reports by accessing the IEPA Water Watch site at any time.
The Water Department also inspects, maintains and repairs 49 miles of underground water mains in town, along with over 500 fire hydrants attached to those mains. It is a difficult task at times, as water main breaks are part of an aging American infrastructure. Midlothian is no exception to the rule, as we have water mains that were installed
in the 1930’s. The Village Board is acutely aware of the importance of replacing our water mains and steps are being taken to initiate a capital improvement program that will replace some of our oldest mains based on a worst first scenario.
Reading, maintaining, and replacing of residential and business water meters is also handled by the water department.