Our Mission

The Fountain Water District’s mission is to provide water service to customers in rural Monroe County, IL who would not otherwise have access to water service other than private wells or cisterns.  As Monroe County continues to grow, the Fountain Water District will continue to expand its services to supply more rural customers with water service. Being around for over 3 decades, our mission remains just as clear – to deliver the highest quality water service to rural Monroe County Illinois.

Fountain Water District

Who we are

Not-For-Profit Public Utility

The Fountain Water District was formed by order of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners in 1978. Due to funding problems and high interest rates, the district did not begin operation until 1993. The District is a not-for-profit entity and is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees that is responsible for determining rates for service, district policies and expansions, and other matters related to the management and operation of the Fountain Water District. The members of the Board of Trustees reside within the district’s bounds and are appointed by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to serve five year, alternating terms. The Board elects a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary – treasurer internally.

Self Sustaining

The Fountain Water District has no taxing authority and therefore secures its capital for construction and expansion projects by issuing revenue bonds. Operation and maintenance costs, bond and interest repayment costs, bond reserve funds, and depreciation reserve funds are all funded by water sales revenues. The FWD currently provides more than 1,300 rural customers and the city of Valmeyer with water service.

One Mission

The Fountain Water District’s mission is to provide water service to customers in rural Monroe County who would not otherwise have access to water service other than private wells or cisterns. Just as the Rural Electric Administration once transformed rural life by extending electric service to rural residents, the Fountain Water District has continually strived to achieve the same effect by providing rural residents with dependable and safe water service. As Monroe County continues to grow, the Fountain Water District will continue to expand its services to supply more rural customers with water service. Being around for over 3 decades, our mission remains just as clear – to deliver the highest quality water service to rural Monroe County.

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Customer Service

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Board of Trustees

The Fountain Water District is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, all of whom reside within the bounds of the District. Each trustee is appointed by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to represent the public’s interest with regard to rates for service, policies, expansions, and other matters related to the management and operation of the Fountain Water District. Trustees serve five-year, alternating terms on the Board. The Fountain Water District Board of Directors meet on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Monroe County Board of Commissioners Office in the Monroe County Courthouse in Waterloo, Illinois.

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Personnel

The District’s staff of personnel are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the District’s water plant & distribution system, as well as billing, accounting, & customer service. Their dedication & hard work makes the District run smoothly. To maintain the highest levels of safety & quality in the delivery of our customer’s tap water, our District’s certified plant operators attend periodic training seminars throughout each year.

PARTNERS

LEGAL COUNSEL

Arthur W. Morris, Esq.
Traughber & Morris LTD.
Columbia, Illinois

ACCOUNTING

Keith Brinkmann
J.W. Boyle
Columbia, Illinois

ENGINEERING

Roger Mensing
Curry & Associates, Engineers Inc.
Nashville, Illinois

PLUMBING SUBTRACTOR

Nathan Hirsch
Hirsch Plumbing
Waterloo, Illinois

PUBLIC FINANCING

Michael Bowen
Bernardi Securities
Fairview Heights, Illinois

WEBSITE DESIGN

Christine Otten
181 Creative Agency, Inc.
Columbia, Illinois

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Please use this form to contact us via eMail. If you have an emergency please call us at (618) 935-2121.

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Emergency Contact Information
In the event of a waterline break or significant service interruption:

1. Call the FWD Office at 618-935-2121.
2. Leave a message if no one is available.
3. DO NOT call multiple times or district personnel or trustees at their homes.

Office Address
Fountain Water District
732 Quarry Road
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8AM – 3PM
Closed Weekends & Holidays.
Phone: (618) 935-2121