Sanitary Sewer Fee

Sanitary Sewer Fee

What this fee pays for:
The sanitary sewer fee is used to clean and rehabilitate the underground sewer lines that carry wastewater to main interceptor sewers that are maintained by the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD).

What this fee is based on:
The fee is based on your water usage, which is provided by Illinois American Water.

How this fee differs from the UCSD fee:
The City of Champaign bills the sanitary sewer fee to each property within the Champaign City limits that is connected to the sanitary sewer system.

The revenue from the City’s sanitary sewer fee is used to operates, maintain and rehabilitation City sewers.  The UCSD user fee is used to operate and maintain the District’s wastewater inerceptors, pump stations, and treatment plants.

The UCSD is a separate entity from the City of Champaign.

Who to contact for help:
The UCSD is responsible for issuing and collecting the sanitary sewer fee. Bills are issued bi-monthly, with an option to pay on an annual basis. Questions regarding your bill should be directed to 217-367-3409.