Water/Sewer Rates

Starting May 1st, the Village’s water rates increased from $5.34 to $5.66 per thousand gallons and sewer rates increased from $1.67 to $1.77 per thousand gallons. All usage is prorated to fairly assign costs over the billing period. Since 2016, the Village's water/sewer rate changes once a year in May.


Water Rates (As of May 1, 2024)

  • Water Meter Fee: $12.24
  • Water Rate (per 1,000 gallons): $5.66

Sewer Rates (for Village to maintain sewer lines):

  • Sewer Base Fee: $4.08
  • Sewer Rate (per 1,000 gallons): $1.77


Outside Agency Fees (for outside agencies to process sewage):

  • East of the tollway: Customers receive a separate bill from North Shore Water Reclamation District for sewage processing fee
  • West of the tollway: Sewage processing fee from Lake County Public Works is included on your Village of Gurnee bill at a rate of $6.84 / 1,000 gallons

North Shore Water Reclamation District Rate Structure:

Beginning November 1, 2015, the North Shore Water Reclamation District’s (NSWRD) sewer rates for Gurnee residents west of I-94 increased. This increase is a combination of the NSWRD and Lake County Public Works (LCPW) adjusting rates for sewer connection as part of a 10-year rate schedule. 

As of December 1, 2023, the Lake County Public Works (LCPW) sewer rates for Gurnee residents will increase from $6.68 to $6.84 per 1,000 gallons of sewage for single family residential properties. This rate is a combination of North Shore Water Reclamation District (NSWRD) and LCPW wastewater treatment charges. For residential users, the NSWRD fee will remain the same at $2.74 per 1,000 gallons. LCPW’s fee for “property tax, transportation, and retroactive charges” will increase from $3.94 to $4.10 per 1,000 gallons of sewage.

Additional Information

Rates are subject to change to match any equivalent increase in the cost of purchasing water from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA), the Village's water supplier. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Village of Gurnee at (847) 599-7500.