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Get water and sewer service

If you are a renter or property owner, you can get water service connected for $25.

If you are a renter, you will also need to pay a $100 refundable deposit.

Before you start

We process new water connection requests on weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you complete the form after 3 p.m., we will process your request the next business day.

What to do

  1. Complete and submit the new water connection form:
  2. Verify your identity. You can call 217-342-2366 or visit us at City Hall.

What's next

Once water service is connected, you will need to pay your water bill every month. You can also set up automatic payments.

The $25 connection fee will be applied to your first water bill.

If you are a renter, your $100 deposit will be applied to your first water bill.


If you want to connect your irrigation system, call 217-342-2366 or email UtilityBilling@EffinghamIL.com. A $25 sprinkler connection fee will be added to your next bill.

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