Village of Pleasant Plains



The Illinois Rural Water Association recently conducted a study regarding water and sewer rates for the Village of Pleasant Plains. As predicted, the present water and sewer rates do not cover the current costs of providing water and sewer services to residents and rate payers. At the Village Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the Village Board voted to raise the water and sewer rates to the recommended amounts in the study. The new rates will take effect in the billing cycle. The new rates are as follows:

Water (within Village limits):

$15.00 for the first 1,000 gallons (up from $12.00)

$15.00 per additional 1,000 gallons (up from $9.00)

Water (outside Village limits): 

$23.00 for the first 1,000 gallons (up from $20.00)

$15.00 per additional 1,000 gallons (up from $9.00)

Sewer (Village residents only):

$26.00 for the first 1,000 gallons (no change)

$11.50 per additional 1,000 gallons (up from $6.55)

Bulk water rates: $15.00 per 1,000 gallons

The water rates were raised minimally last year, and remained unchanged for several years prior. The sewer rates were also unchanged for several years. The cost of operating water and wastewater facilities continues to increase. The Village of Pleasant Plains is committed to continue to be an independently operated and maintained water supply for residents and ratepayers alike. 

 Below are the links to the water rate study and rate assessment application.

Rate Assessment & Application

Water Rate Study

The Village of Pleasant Plains has authorized the company "Weedman" to solicit within the village. The projected times are January and February of this year. They have purchased a permit that is valid for 1 full year. There will be 3 employees allowed to solicit as of this notice. They include Nick Damarin, Mason Kindred, and Hunter Johnson. Employees of this company will be wearing Hi-Viz type vest with their "Weedman Logo" and have a Village Permit in their possession. In the event no one is home, a green door tag with their logo will be left on your door. If you have any questions, or complaints, please call village hall or the police department. 


After discussion at the Board Meeting held at Village Hall last evening, I am writing to inform you that effective immediately, the brush pile located behind the Village Hall is no longer open for Village residents to drop off yard waste.


While I would like to acknowledge that the pile has been located behind Village Hall for many years, and burned off periodically, when necessary; it has unfortunately become a problematic location where items other than yard waste are frequently being dumped.


As a reminder, the Village Code permits burning of yard waste generated from your own property if weather conditions and other safety concerns are met that make burning safe. Burning of yard waste on or along Village streets, alleys and rights-of-way is strictly prohibited.


In the meantime, the Village is currently exploring alternative options to mitigate yard waste generated in the Village limits on a regular basis, as well as excess yard waste generated from weather related events.


A copy of the ordinance pertaining to open burning in the Village is included in this notice.


Please contact Village Hall should you have any questions.


The Village has been made aware of golf carts, ATV's and recreational off-highway vehicles being operated on village streets and right-of-ways without permits. Permits are required to operate these vehicles within the corporate village limits regardless of village residency. Any non permitted or unauthorized operation of off-highway vehicles within corporate village limits shall be subject to fines or tow-away at the owner's expense. Ordinance 18-007 pertaining to non-highway vehicle use can be reviewed here.

In an effort to increase communication between the village and the community members about boil orders, emergency notifications and other important information, we are developing an email list to notify and update the community. If you would be interested in receiving notifications and updates, please click the link below to be taken to a form that will help us gather the information.

If you would prefer to fill out your information on paper, copies will be available at the Village Hall.

Please click this link to fill out the form.