Municipally owned utilities allow Carlyle to offer superior services while keeping costs low. Infrastructure within the city limits has been designed with future growth in mind. This makes Carlyle an excellent place to locate or expand your business.
The Kaskaskia River and Carlyle Lake serve as sources of Carlyle’s water supply. A new water treatment plant was completed in 1996 which will supply the water needs of Carlyle residents, commerce, and industry, in addition to several surrounding water districts, well into the Twenty-First Century. In addition to Carlyle residents, our water plant serves approximately 8,500 additional users in surrounding community, bringing our total customer base to approximately 12,000.
Storage capacity at the City water plant is presently two million gallons (2MGD). The City is currently undertaking a plan that will allow the plant to produce three million gallons per day (3MGD). The state-of-the-art water treatment plant can easily be expanded to meet the needs of any large volume users who may locate in Carlyle. As of October 2005, the City has entered into a loan with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to construct an additional filtration system that will further enhance the ability of the water plant to filter particulates from Carlyle’s potable water.
Current water rates for Carlyle residents are charged as follows:
|Unit||Water Charge / Month|
|3/4 inch meter||$8.32|
|1 inch meter||$29.23|
|1 1/4 inch meter||$43.63|
|2 inch meter||$58.03|
|3 inch meter||$79.63|
|4 inch + meter||$108.3|
|First 10,000 gallons||$2.56 / 1,000 gallons|
|Over 10,000 gallons||$2.14 / 1,000 gallons|
The City currently maintains an aerated lagoon sewer system which has a capacity of 709,000 gallons per day. Property has been acquired for expansion of the city's wastewater treatment facilities to meet anticipated future needs.
Current sewer rates for Carlyle residents are charged as follows:
|Unit||Sewer Charge / Month|
|First 2,000 gallons||$6.25|
|Subsequent 1,000||$2.10 / 1,000 gallons|
Since October 14, 1901, Carlyle has owned and operated its own electrical power plant and distribution system, providing cost-effective and reliable service to all of its customers. As a member of the American Public Power Association (APPA), Carlyle Municipal Electric strives to provide superior, reliable, not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price while also observing proper environmental protections.
Carlyle has been a partner since 1984 with 39 other Illinois municipalities in the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) to buy power for its residents. In addition, Carlyle has invested in one Worthington, one Fairbanks, and three EMD engines with an installed total capacity of 14,500KW. Carlyle Electric’s engines are fired up either when asked by IMEA or when the power they supply is interrupted. The City of Carlyle receives capacity credits because of the investment the City has made in these engines. The credits are passed back to Carlyle’s residents and businesses, which cuts the cost of power for all in Carlyle. Carlyle’s current long-term power supply contract with the IMEA extends to year 2035.
Current electricity rates are charged as follows: For high usage customers, the City of Carlyle offers other rate options which may be beneficial. Please contact John Hodapp, Electric Foreman, at 618-594-5215, for answers to any questions you might have.
|Category||Facility Charge||Electricity Charge / Month|
|Commercial||$15.00 / month||$0.075 per KW-HR for first
|$0.065 per KW-HR over
|Residential||$8.00 / month||$0.075 per KW-HR.|
Gas services are provided by Ameren. Ameren’s corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.
For business customers, please call 800-363-6805.