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Garbage collection bill coming soon

PEORIA — You may have noticed that your water bill is $13 cheaper lately. That’s because the so-called “garbage fee,” which used to be collected for the City by Illinois American Water Company, is no longer included on your water bill.

But now a separate bill for garbage collection is coming soon to […]

IAWC to stop collecting “garbage fee”

Your water bill is going to be $13 lower pretty soon.

Illinois American Water Company (IAWC) has informed the City of Peoria it will terminate billing services for the City’s so-called “garbage fee.” Peoria isn’t alone; IAWC’s parent company is terminating all municipal billing services in order to “focus on [its] core business,” […]

You know that phone line that was cut?

I was wondering why I didn’t have any phone or DSL service the last two days. The Journal Star answered my question today when I was finally able to log on again:

Illinois American Water said Wednesday that an underground AT&T phone line was cut in the 500 block of Main Street during construction […]

Water rates could skyrocket

Future water bills will be significantly higher if Illinois American Water Company and the City of Peoria get their way.

Illinois American Water Company (IAWC) wants to raise rates about 5% for infrastructure improvement, plus another 30.18% for a general revenue increase to cover higher operating expenses. The City, also in need of […]

Council Roundup 10/28/08

Possibly the biggest news from Tuesday’s Peoria City Council meeting is that the council decided not to pursue purchasing the Peoria District waterworks. So, the clock starts ticking — the city has the option of buying back the waterworks every five years, so mark your calendars for 2013 when this will come up again. […]

Water company buyout on agenda for Tuesday

As my letter from Illinois American Water indicated, the council will be taking up the matter of whether to buy the water company at their Oct. 28 meeting.

Included in the council communication are (1) the March 1, 2005, letter of appraisal that set the value/purchase price of the Illinois American Water Peoria District […]

Water buyout mania starts again

I got a letter from Illinois American Water today (as I’m sure many of you did, too). I thought it was going to be a report on water quality, but to my surprise, it’s the first volley in the quinquennial fight over the City’s attempt to take over the water company! The pertinent portion […]