Carterville Municipal Electric Aggregation

Carterville residents serviced by Ameren:

The voters of Carterville passed municipal electric aggregation in April 2023.  The City partnered with Affordable Gas and Electric (AGE) for bidding the supply and implementation of the program.  This past summer, AGE signed our aggregation group to the lowest bidder of energy supply, Homefield Energy.  Today, the letters from AGE and Homefield explaining the aggregation process and including the opt-out instructions started arriving to Carterville residents.  The short version of the information is below.

  • Aggregation only applies to Ameren customers in the Carterville city limits.
  • The Carterville rate from Homefield is 8.473 cents per kilowatt/hour.
  • The current Ameren default energy rate is 8.107 cents per kilowatt/hour but AGE is anticipating an Ameren increase to the Transmission Service Charge on January 1, 2024.
    • This is expected to place the Ameren default rate around 8.5 cents per kilowatt/hour.
  • If you want to participate in the savings over time, there’s no need to do anything with the letter or card.
  • If you want to opt-out and pay the default energy rate of Ameren, complete the yellow postcard included.
  • Aggregation is not in competition with Ameren, they actually work together.
    • Ameren is in the energy distribution business and aggregation groups are in the energy supply business.
    • Ameren is required by the state of Illinois to offer a default option for supply to every customer.
    • Ameren is also required to add the supplier cost to their distribution bill.  This will allow for you to continue to receive one bill…and it will continue to come from Ameren.
  • The opt-out deadline is December 4, 2023.  However, after the implementation, Ameren will send every Carterville customer a letter notifying of the change and provide another opt-out period.
  • In summary, municipal aggregation allows all of our residents served by Ameren to partner with many other communities in Illinois to bid for a supply rate lower than the Ameren default option.
  • AND, people that come to your door or call your phone trying to sell solar or electricity ARE NOT affiliated with the City of Carterville or the Carterville municipal aggregation program.

Follow the link below for a copy of the letter being sent to the Carterville customers.  Feel free to contact City Hall with any questions.

Homefield Energy letter 11-2023

Veterans Day 2023

The offices of Carterville Water & Sewer and City Hall are closed Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.  The American Legion John A. Logan #347 Carterville Post and the City of Carterville are hosting a Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 11, 2023 at 11:00am.  The ceremony will be held at the Carterville Veterans Memorial monument in downtown Carterville and everyone is invited to attend.  The event flyer is attached below.

* Rescheduled* Carterville Water & Sewer Board Meeting – Wednesday November 8, 2023

The Carterville Water and Sewer Board scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2023 has been rescheduled until Monday November 13th. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at Carterville City Hall and begins at 6:00pm. Please see the links below for more information.

Please contact the Carterville Water and Sewer Department with any questions. 618-985-2011

water board reschedule notice 11-8-23

Reschedule WS BOARD AGENDA NOVEMBER 8 2023

Job Posting – Sewer Department

The Carterville Water and Sewer Department is seeking a laborer for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Candidates with a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification or experience with the operation and maintenance of equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant is preferred. Salary range is $16 to $27 per hour, depending on experience and licensing. Interested parties should submit a completed application to: Khrissy Hollister, Carterville City Hall, 103 S. Division St., Carterville, 62918 khollister@visitcarterville.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. EOE

Job Posting – Municipal Utility Clerk

Municipal Utility Clerk

The City of Carterville is accepting applications for the Carterville Water & Sewer Department for the position of full-time Utility Clerk. This position requires excellent customer service skills, strong computer skills and bookkeeping experience. Position is responsible for water/sewer/trash utility billing, printing and mailing utility bills, running and distributing post-billing reports, accepting payments on accounts and general bookkeeping activities. Starting salary range is $14 to $19 per hour, based on experience. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to:  Khrissy Hollister, Carterville City Hall, 103 S. Division St., Carterville, IL  62918 khollister@visitcarterville.com   Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on November 20, 2023. EOE

Temporary Water Outage and Boil Order LIFTED

UPDATE 11/07/2023 9:30am: The boil order previously issued for Baptist Camp Rd, Talleytown, Unity and parts of N Greenbriar has been lifted.

Due to a water main break, the Carterville Water Department has issued a boil water order for Carterville water customers on Baptist Camp Road between North Division Street and North Greenbriar Road, including Talleytown Road and Unity Drive.  When water service is restored, water used from cooking or drinking must be brought to a rolling boil for at least 5 minutes.

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