Water and Sewer Department


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Water and Sewer Department Work 1403 S. Main Street Benton IL 62812
Work Phone: 618-439-6131 ext 2 Email this office here.

Getting Water / Sewer Service:

Homeowners:
Come into City Hall with a photo ID and proof of ownership to complete the Residential Water and Sewer Form. The Zoning Department will schedule a housing inspection (fee $20.00) and as soon as the residence passes our inspection your water service will be turned on. This process usually takes 24 to 48 hours.

Renters or Purchasers on Contract for Deed:
 Come into City Hall and bring a $150.00 deposit, a photo ID, and a copy of the rent receipt or lease to complete the necessary forms. The water Department will then schedule an inspection of your unit (fee $20.00) and as soon as your residence passes our inspection your water service will be turned on. This process usually takes 24 to 48 hours.

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Water bills are always due on the 15th of month, unless you have a disconnect notice. If you do have a disconnect notice, please pay close attention to the disconnect date. Once water has been disconnected you are required to pay your total past due amount as well as a $100.00 reconnect fee to restore water. Water bills may be paid at City Hall in the Water Dept. or by using our drop box, at US Bank, at State Bank of Whittington, at People’s National Bank, at MidCountry Bank, or you may mail them in to P.O. Box 640 in Benton, IL 62812.

drop boxFor your convenience, a drop box has been placed at the South Side of the building. Please do not put cash in the drop box and always attach your bill with your payment. The City of Benton has found it necessary to charge a $25.00 NSF fee if your check has been returned.

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