This dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with benchmarking residential water and wastewater rates against multiple attributes, including system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. Rates data on this dashboard for utilities in the northeastern counties in Illinois were provided by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program from their 2017 water and wastewater rates survey of municipal utilities in the seven-county Chicago Metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will). The EFC compiled the rates data along with information on utilities’ system characteristics and community socioeconomics to visualize in the dashboard. This resource was developed as part of the Environmental Finance Center Network’s Smart Management for Small Water Systems project, funded under a cooperative agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to develop trainings and resources to small water systems in every state.
The dashboard displays water and wastewater rates as of January 2017 for 232 municipal utilities across seven northeastern counties of Illinois.View The Dashboard
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Northeastern Illinois Water And Wastewater Rates Dashboard is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.