Department of Public Works
The services and projects that are provided by the Public Works Department are necessary to promote public health, personal safety, mobility, economic growth, and civic pride to our residents, businesses, and visitors. As Public Works Professionals, our commitment to the City is to provide services and perform projects in a safe, cost effective, and professional manner that achieves excellence through our employees. This process links the City’s strategic principles to the Public Works planning process that helps guide us to achieve customer satisfaction. There are four Public Works Divisions: Streets, Forestry, Sewer Collection and Treatment, and Water Supply, Distribution and Metering Division.
Water Tower Repainting Project
Repair and repainting of the City of Genoa’s South Water Tower on Cherry Lane were financed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The DWSRF is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project is being funded by an IEPA low interest loan/grant fund. This project includes repairs and cleaning done to the inside of the water tower as well as repainting of the exterior of the water tower, including the placement of the City’s new logo. Now complete, these repairs will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in the City by minimizing disruption from having to drain and fill the tower to perform any required maintenance. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects on of our most valuable resources: water.
Water and Sewer Rates
Effective May 1, 2017.
Water and sewer rates are based on usage of 1,000 gallons.
- In City Water: $8.50 User Fee + $3.05/ 1,000 gallons
- In City Sewer: $9.50 User Fee + $3.80/ 1,000 gallons
- Out of City Water: $12.75 User Fee + $4.60/ 1,000 gallons
- Out of City Sewer: $14.25 User Fee + $5.70/ 1,000 gallons
Sewer Line Financial Assistance Program
The City offers a financial assistance program for residents who may need repairs to their house sewer line. This program was intended to help residents finance the cost of video inspection of their house sewer lines to determine repairs. If repairs are needed, the program can assist residents with the cost of repairs up to $3,500. Payments are to be made on a monthly basis per the agreement with the City of Genoa.
With any further questions, please contact the City of Genoa at (815) 784- 2327.
Water Quality Report
Each year a water quality report is published to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the Genoa water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by Genoa is Ground Water.
If you have questions about this report please contact the Director of Public Works Richard Gentile (815) 784-2271