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Water Rate Increase - Nilwood Water Customers

July 01, 2018

The Village of Nilwood will be increasing its water rates effective 7/1/2018.  The minimum rate for the the 1st thousand gallons is going from $21 to $22.  The rate for every thousand gallons after the 1st thousand is currently $7.10.  If you have any questions regarding this increase feel free to contact John Gudgel at (217) 627-3606.

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In the Water, but Out of Harm's Way

In the Water, but Out of Harm's Way

August 01, 2018

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, and it's one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a hot August day. But we cannot forget that it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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