Billing & Payments

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Sewer bills may be paid at the Office of the City Treasurer. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you pay your bill during regular business hours, you may pay inside City Hall or use the convenient 24-Hour drop-box located on Edison Avenue. Additionally, the City offers residents the opportunity to sign up for the direct account debit program for sewer bill payment. For your convenience,  you may now call 1-855-288-6483 to make a payment over the phone or click on the online link below to make a payment online.  For more information, please contact the Treasurer’s office at 618-452-6207.

Sewer

2017 Rate Information
Sewer Treatment Services are billed bi-monthly at the first of the month. Payment is due by the 21st of that month. A late fee of 1% accrues after the 21st and again the following month if the payment is not made. Monthly minimum charges are as follows effective 10/1/2017:                                 

    • Administration $0.42                                             
    • Capital Improvement $1.94                                  
    • Sewer Operation & Maintenance $3.24              
    • Sewage Treatment $10.37                                      
    • Debt Service $1.23                                                  

      $17.20                                                                           

Water

Water service is provided by Illinois American Water. For service, inquiries or billing information, please contact the Water Company at 1.800.422.2782.

Electric & Gas

Electric service is provided by Ameren IP. For service, inquiries or billing information, please contact Ameren’s Customer Service Department at 1.800.755.5000.

Billing Procedure

Day 1 Bill is mailed
Day 21 Amount due
Day 22 1% penalty assessed on any past due balance
DELINQUENT BILLS Lien-Notice of delinquency: Whenever a bill for sewer service remains unpaid for 120 days for semi-monthly services after it has been rendered, the City Treasurer shall file with the County Recorder of Deeds a statement of lien claim.
Final NOTICES If delinquent sewer bills are not paid after receiving a final notice, delinquency will be turned over to the City Collection’s Legal Department and/or forwarded to Illinois American Water Company to pursue water shut off (Ordinance #8258). 
Ordinance#7738 Article II, Section 1 The owner of premises, the occupant thereof and the user of the service shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for the service to such premises and the service is furnished to the premised by the City of Granite City only upon the condition that the owner of the premises, occupant and user of the services are jointly and severally liable therefore to the City of Granite City.

Payment Options
-Sewer & Municipal Code Violation Payments


Direct Pay
Stop writing checks and join the Direct Pay Program today. Your bi-monthly payment is automatically withdrawn from your authorized checking or savings account and directly credited to your sewer account. You can select the 1st or 15th for the bi-month auto debit. (If the 1st or 15th falls on a holiday or weekend, the payment will be deducted on the next business day). You’ll continue to receive a statement for your records, but you will not have to respond: Direct Pay will pay it for you. So why wait? Simply print and fill out a Direct Pay Application Form and mail it along with a voided check to the City of Granite City, 2000 Edison, Room 2, Granite City, IL 62040. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the City Treasurer at 618-452-6207.

Online Bill Pay -   To pay your sewer bill click here.  To pay your citation  click here
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE IF:
1) You have received a pink notice from Illinois American Water that you have been processed for shut off for non payment of sewer.
2) Your water has already been disrupted for non payment of sewer.
Using this service in these cases may result in your payment not being processed prior to your service being disconnected which would result in the disconnect fee charged by the Illinois American Water being added to your sewer account balance.
If you have questions, please contact the City Treasurer's office at (618) 452-6207.

Phone Bill Pay - Call 1-855-288-6483 to make your payment over the phone.
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE IF:
1) You have received a pink notice from Illinois American Water that you have been processed for shut off for non payment of sewer.
2) Your water has already been disrupted for non payment of sewer.
Using this service in these cases may result in your payment not being processed prior to your service being disconnected which would result in the disconnect fee charged by the Illinois American Water being added to your sewer account balance.
If you have questions, please contact the City Treasurer's office at (618) 452-6207.

Checks

Checks may be mailed to the City of Granite City, Dept. 30485, PO Box 790126, St. Louis, MO 63179-0126 (Lock Box that goes directly to the bank). Please put your account number on your check and allow 7 days for mailing. Your bill is not considered paid until payment is received by the City. Please include the remittance portion of the bill with your check for fast and accurate credit to your account. Thank you for your cooperation. We also have a drop box located at 2000 Edison across the street from City Hall.

Credit Card
The City accepts all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express). Credit card payments are accepted in the office of the City Treasurer, at 2000 Edison Avenue, Office #2.

Use the Payment Questions Form to ask the City Treasurer about sewer billing payments or any other payments owed to the City.