WATER & SEWER
The Village of Rochester provides water and sewer to Village residents. Bills are mailed out around the end of the month and are due on the 15th of each month.
Call: 217-498-7192 if you have questions about water and sewer service.
Comcast provides cable TV, phone and internet service to the Rochester area.
Call: 866-594-1234 if you have questions about the cable service.
ELECTRIC & GAS
Ameren Illinois provides electric and natural gas service to the Rochester area.
Call: 888-672-5252 if you have questions about the electric and gas service.
AT&T provides home phone, Internet and dish TV service to the Rochester area.
Call 800-288-2020 if you have questions about the local telephone service.
Village residents and businesses can contract for waste disposal with any of the following providers:
Cleeton Sanitation Service
Lake Area Disposal Service Inc.
Near the corner of Old Timbers and Karen Rose Drive, North Park is found resting under the water tower. Although many confuse it with a neighborhood park, it is a Community Park with a playground and pavilion that can be reserved by calling the Village office for events.
North park sits on a sight of an open field and can host room for many types of sports.
The Rochester Community Room is owned and operated by the Village of Rochester and Rochester Public Library to encourage civic, educational, cultural, and public information meetings that are open to the public. The Community Room’s primary use is for civic, governmental and non-profit purposes. Limited private use is also available. Fees are payable in advance when reserving the Community Room.
The Village of Rochester and Rochester Public Library are not responsible for lost or damaged materials left in the building.
Community Room Booking and Reservations
The Village and Library have first priority, followed by non-profit groups. The Library or Village may bump a confirmed booking in an extreme or emergency situation, in which case a credit or refund will be provided.
Rules for Community Room Use
The Arboretum is located in the Rochester Village Park on Ebel Drive. The Arboretum will feature trees and shrubs native to the state of Illinois. The Arboretum includes an outdoor classroom that will be available for use by teachers, scout leaders and others. Trails will allow visitors to stroll through the area and to see examples of many kinds of trees that they may wish to utilize in their home landscapes. Plants that thrive in moist areas will be featured in a portion of the arboretum.
The arboretum area is seeded to minimize soil erosion.
The Village has appointed a citizens’ committee to oversee the Arboretum. One of the committee’s primary responsibilities is to pursue sources of financial support for this addition to the park. Several grants have been received for the project over the years. Residents are encouraged to add their financial support through tax-deductible donations to the village’s arboretum fund. Some suggested levels of support are:
Assistance is always needed to place and maintain plants in the arboretum. For information on how you can help, please contact the Village of Rochester office at (217)498-7192.?