Village of Nilwood

The Otter Lake Water Commission is contracted by the Village of Nilwood to provide the billing services for their customers (The Village of Nilwood customers include Sunset Lake).  Below are some forms for Nilwood customers only (account # 500xxxxx).  If you don't find what you are looking for please contact our office.

The Village of Nilwood requires a new customer application be completed and a copy of your ID for any new customer a deposit may be required.

Water bills are calculated and mailed out on the 17th of the month and they are due on the 16th of the following month. If the bill remains unpaid it will be subject to disconnection on the 5th of the month. All past due amount plus any penalties will be required to be paid prior to water service being reconnected.

Otter Lake will attempt to notify by automated call/text any customer that has not paid their bill by the due date.  Automated notification calls will come from the following number: 217-965-1566.  It is recommended to add this number to your contacts.  It is the responsibility of the customer to make sure we have a valid phone number on your account.  Failure to receive these notices by phone will not exclude any account from disconnection.


Nilwood Service:

Otter Lake Water Commission Office

6475 W Montgomery Road, PO Box 468

Virden, IL 62690

Phone: (217) 965-1566

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Emergency After Hours:

Craig Bridges - (217) 341-8991


Boil Order Information:

Nilwood Boil Order Notices and updates are communicated to the following radio station: WSMI = AM 1540 / FM 106.01 


Nilwood Customer Payment Options

Otter Lake Water Commission offers a wide variety of convenient payment options for customers. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs. PLEASE DO NOT POST DATE ANY PAYMENTS - THESE WILL BE RETURNED IF WE CAN'T DEPOSIT THEM ON THE DATE THEY ARE RECEIVED.

Payment By Mail

If paying by check or money order through the mail, please send all payments with your payment stub or write your account number on your check. To avoid late fees, please allow plenty of time for us to receive it as we do not go by postmark on the envelope.



The amount of your monthly bill is automatically processed on the due date. There is no set-up fee or charge associated with this service method. This service can be setup online in the customer portal or you can call our office and we can help set the service up.


Customer Portal

You can pay your bill through our website as a registered or non-registered user.  There are fees charged to process these payments. 


Payment Drop-off Location

You may pay your bill in person at our office address 6475 W Montgomery Road in Virden. We accept cash, check, or money order. We can also accept credit/debit card that we process through the customer portal, this will have processing fees.  If you can't make it to our office during business hours we have a 24-hour drop box available outside by our gate for you to drop your payment off if needed.


Payment Through Financial Institution Online Bill Pay

Many financial institutions such as major banks offer their customers the ability to pay their bills via an online bill payment service (through your bank's website). Normally, these services debit the customer's checking or savings account to pay the bill. Depending on the financial institution, they may or may not charge a fee for the service. Please note that some of these Payments may now be processed digitally, so make sure you have the correct account number on the payment info. Please consult with your bank for more information.