Water, Sewer, and Fixed Facility Fees

The Village Board sought to develop a formal funding strategy for the water and sewer utility fund that will allow needed capital improvement to occur over the next 20 years. The goal of the strategy was to develop a funding strategy with no impact to the tax levy and maintain a competitive water/sewer rate amongst other providers within the region. 

In November, 2019, the Village Board approved an increase to the water and sewer rate and created a new fixed facility fee for all users. The changes went into effect January 1, 2020.   

Funds from the rate increase and fixed facility fee will allow the Village to improve the water and sewer system serving your home or business.

2024 Know Your Rate
Water and Sewer

as of 1/2024 
The cost per 1,000 gallons of water provided by the Village.
as of 1/2024
The cost per 1,000 gallons to utilize the Village sewer.
as of 1/2024
Total combined water rate for all residents and businesses. 
as of 12/2023
Lake County residents sanitary sewer pass through fee per 1,000 gallons.
$0.00 Cook County residents sanitary sewer fees are included in property tax bill. 
$34.78 Buffalo Grove Fixed Facility Fee for 5/8 inch to 1 inch meters per bill
$10.16 Residential Buffalo Grove stormwater fee

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Below is a table showing the water and sewer rates for other comparable communities in the region and where Buffalo Grove ranks amongst them.

Water Comparisons Website

Frequently Asked Questions

What increases will be in place as of January 1, 2020?
What is the fixed facility fee and how much will it cost?
Why are the rates going up?
Will rates increase again?
Is there a long-term strategy related to these increases?
How will funds generated from the increase be utilized?
What makes these increases necessary now?
How do Buffalo Grove rates compare to our neighbors?