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Welcome to Bond Madison Water Company!

We provide clean potable water to our
members at the lowest possible cost.

Pay your bill

No Charge to Pay Your Bill Online with Bank Account Info or with your Debit or Credit Card. Accepting Discover, MasterCard and Visa. As of 3/1/22 NO Longer Accepting American Express.Call the Office to get your Log In and to set up your BMWC password. Meters will be read on or about the 25th of each month. Payment will be overdue the MORNING of the 18th day of each month. There will be a ten percent (10%) late charge added to each bill that is unpaid after the due date.

To Start service

Click on above icon to access transfer form. Please fill out in its entirety, initial where indicated, sign and please mail back to us or you may put it in our nightly drive thru drop box. (You may skip the section/township info) The $ 25.00 transfer fee will be included in your first month’s billing. Completed form can be emailed to, but THE ORIGINALLY SIGNED FORM MUST be received in our office for our files. If this originally signed form is not rec’d in our office within 10 days of service start, We will lock the meter/turn water off until the originally signed form is rec’d in the office.

Report a problem

During business hours, to report a Non-Emergency Leak or Water Waste, please send email to For any emergency situation, please call Marty at Phone#618-593-6225. Email is not monitored after work hours.

BMWC 28th Annual Meeting Minutes – March 5, 2024

Bob Schrumpf, President, called the 28th Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with Randy Haukap leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 82 contract holders in attendance.

Bob Schrumpf then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor, and employees.

In December 2023, David Frueh resigned his board member position after serving for 23 years.

Bob then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2023 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Stanley Frey made motion to accept the minutes. Ken Haller 2nd. Motion carried.

Mike VonderHaar gave an update on the Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community Program. The Program was implemented in February 2020. Currently having approximately 328 contributors for a total collected in the past year of around $ 1762.75. Grand total collected since inception being $ 6519.42. The collected money was placed in special savings account with a balance of $ 1987.03 as of December 31, 2023. The Round Up committee met during the year and reviewed submitted applications. The following were approved recipients: The Simple Room, Pocahontas Little League, Bond County Senior Center, Bond County Humane Society, Pleasant Mound Community Center, Youth Core Ministries, Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, Bond County Law Enforcement Association, all in Bond County, Macoupin Art Collective in Macoupin County and Leaps of Love, Partners for Pets, in Madison County. The Board approved to make a $ 250.00 donation to each of the above-mentioned community organizations abiding by Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community policy guidelines. Members were encouraged to donate to the Rounding Up for your Community Program by calling the office.

Mr. Eyman submitted the Treasurer’s Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting, or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Don Grimm made motion to approve them. Darwin Kirsch 2nd. Motion carried.

Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported the status of the EPA funding for the “Project” of water main looping, tower painting, telemetry system replacement, and water system improvements. “Project” is moving forward with preparation of IEPA contract, archaeological study, project design, easements, and title reports.

Attorney Jeffrey Mollet presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbent
Mike VonderHaar of Bond County is running for a three-year term. Darren Apken has been nominated by the Village of Marine for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote. Bond County candidate, Mike VonderHaar is running unopposed. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented Stanley Frey made motion to accept. Bridget Grotts 2nd motion. Motion carried.

Madison County candidates, Kay Lange and Ryan Schonhoff will be running against each other, and a vote will be conducted. Each candidate took the floor to provide the members their educational background, work experience, key skills, desires, and strengths to secure the Madison County Director seat. A tally of votes was collected from members resulting in 38 votes for Kay Lange, 36 votes for Ryan Schonhoff, 3 ballots were blank.

Darren Apken was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked bulk representatives to accept the nomination of Darren Apken. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Phil Decker (Grantfork representative) so moved. Don Grimm (Hamel representative) 2nd. Motion carried.

President Bob Schrumpf asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion. Marty Landmann, Manager/Operator, took the floor to inform the membership that regretfully Illinois American Water (IAWC), has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a rate adjustment to be effective in January 2025. IAWC states increased rate structure is due to new environmental regulations, system improvements, inflation, fuel prices, chemicals, and electrical power. In February 2023, ICC approved a rate increase to IAWC for 27%. As more information is collected, the BMWC website will be updated as well as members being notified thru email. Landmann noted, 2023 income section included a Madison County ARPA fund $ 50,000.00 grant that was used to purchase assets for the company.

Stanley Frey made motion to adjourn meeting. Keith Haberer 2nd motion. Meeting adjourned.

Each member submitting signed invitation card at the registration desk to receive a BMWC $ 10.00 bill credit. BMWC $ 50.00 bill credit winners were: James Schlemer, Donald Reed and Jane Childerson of Bond County and Fred Faust, Mary Reinhardt, and Steve Henke from Madison County. Applebee’s Dinner/AMC Movie Theater gift cards winners were Nancy Hanratty and William Willmann.



Click on above “reports” icon to view your 


or go to Water Education tab on our website and

 drop down to Annual Water Quality Report

or paste this into your browser:

This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water delivered to you over the past year. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact our water supply operator, Marty Landmann at 618-669-2861 or attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Water Company office, 103 Park Street, Pocahontas.


Bond Madison Water Company purchases your water from Illinois American Water Company. This water is piped from the Granite City Water Treatment Plant which receives water from the Mississippi River. The Granite City distribution system also has an interconnection with the East St. Louis distribution system. Water is routinely supplied to the Granite City system through that connection. A source water assessment has been completed by the Illinois EPA and a copy is available upon request by contacting Jamie Gough, Illinois American’s Water Quality Supervisor, at 618-250-8723. To view a summarized version of the completed Source Water Assessments you may access the IEPA website at


IEPA considers all surface water sources of community water supply to be susceptible to potential pollution problems, hence,the reason for mandatory treatment for all surface water supplies in Illinois. Mandatory treatment includes coagulation, sedimentation,filtration, and disinfection.Bond Madison Water Company routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws.The first table in this report shows the results of Illinois American’s monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2022, at their Granite City supply. Because customers may at times receive water from the East St. Louis supply, the second table contains the monitoring information from that distribution system. The third table includes the system monitoring data for Bond Madison WaterCompany for the same period. 


BMWC Rate Increase Effective 2/1/23

The BMWC Board of Directors voted at the January 9, 2023, board meeting to increase water usage rates. This increase is a result of the 27% increase that the Illinois Commerce Commission has approved for our supplier, Illinois American Water Company, as well as many other increased costs to treat and deliver water. The increase that we have received from Illinois American Water Company will result in more than $390,000 of additional water purchase expense.  

The new rates will take effect on your February 1st 2023 billing

Minimum Monthly Payment (Access Charge) $30.00

First 25,000 gallons           – $9.60 per 1000 gallons

25,000 – 50,000 gallons   – $6.53 per 1000 gallons

50,000 – 100,000 gallons – $5.93 per 1000 gallons

Over 100,000 gallons        – $5.39 per 1000 gallons 

Billing Examples- 2000 gallons of usage = $49.20 monthly bill

5000 gallons of usage = $78.00 monthly bill  

 If you would like to review ICC rate case 22-0210, you may access it by the following link,

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On October 1, 2021 the United States Postal Service implemented new service standards that increase time‐in‐transit by 1 or 2 days for certain first-class mail, meaning it may take up to 5 days or more to deliver some first-class mail.This change to their delivery window may affect how soon you get your bill card. It may also cause a delay in our company receiving your mailed payment.  Late payment arrival from the postal system does not constitute late fee forgiveness. Payment will be overdue the MORNING of the 18th day of each month. There will be a ten percent (10%) late charge added to each bill that is unpaid after the due date of the 17th.    Note: Customer’s using bank bill pay. Your bank bill payment check may be cashed, and the money withdrawn from your account, before or after the Bank’s “Deliver By Date”. These check payments are Mailed to us and are due in our office on the 17th to be recognized as an “on time” payment. Bank Bill Payment Checks not received on the 17th of the month will incur a 10% late charge accessed to the account on the morning of the 18th. Late payment arrival from the postal system does not constitute late fee forgiveness. 

We are so appreciative of last year’s grant funds.

Popular book series work great in this 2 tiered carousel that has saved a lot of space for our expanding library!

Thanks again,
Miss Tina
Pocahontas Librarian 

First of all I want to say “Thank you” for the Round Up donation.  It is greatly appreciated. With the money we raise we buy gas cards to get applicants to doctors appointments and treatments.  If an applicant needs a ride to treatments we have a couple different avenues open to us and we pay the bill.  We buy IGA and Wayne’s cards to help with groceries.  We also help with co-payments and some medical bills.  In the past twenty years we have helped at least 250 families. We just had our Celebration of Life on Saturday September 16th.  There were over 400 luminaries set up remembering family and friends that had cancer.  I am attaching a photo in another email.  On Thursday September 21st we have the survivor dinner free to all cancer survivors and their caregivers that wish to come. 
Again Thank you for the donation.
Karen Kessinger Applicant Liason LRCF

On behalf of the Simple Room families, kids and staff THANK YOU for your generous support of our summer program, Project 24. Gifts like yours help us to provide meaningful summer experiences for kids, Kin-8th grade.  We also employ H.S. students to help us run the program and gifts help us to pay these students. Our summer program offers classes three times a week in the following subjects: reading, math, typing, recreation. We also offer the following electives once a week: art, STEM projects, garden, hiking, frisbee, volleyball, scrapbooking, baking, science, international club and basketball. Thanks again!

Hannah Cowman

Director of Development

The Simple Room

Below are some pictures from the ArtBus event held at the Rte 66 creamery in Hamel that Bond Madison’s Rounding Up contribution helped us to fund! Our featured project that day turned card board strips and up-cycled bottle caps and beads to make animal ‘clackers’ or noise makers. Our motto at the MAC is ‘Art to All.’ With the ArtBus we are able to promote creative development and provide art education opportunities in smaller communities that are often overlooked. Thank you so much for making what we do possible! 


Macoupin Art Collective
115 E Main St
Staunton, IL 62088

Thanks to the generosity of our Bond Madison Water Company (BMWC) members, $4550.00 has been given back to Not for Profit and Charitable organizations in our general service territory since the program’s inception in 2020.

Rounding up for your Community is just what its name implies. Rounding up funds are generated through a voluntary rounding up of members’ water bills to the nearest dollar. This change is used to assist and provide monetary assistance to not for profit/charitable organizations in our service area.

For those who participate in Rounding up program, the rounding up results in an average donation of approximately $ 6.00 per year. No contribution will exceed $ 12.00 per account per year. We hope every BMWC member will participate. When more members contribute, more help can be given! If you would like to participate in the payment rounding program, please email: or by simply checking the box on your payment remittance stub.

2023 Rounding up for your Community $$ have been awarded to:

Pocahontas School Library

Bond County Core Community (YCM)

Pocahontas Little League

Pleasant Mound Community Center

The Simple Room

Bond County Humane Society

Partners for Pets Humane Society

Macoupin Art Collective

Leaps of Love

Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation

Bond County Law Enforcement Assoc.

If you are an organization that needs assistance, please apply for $$. Applications can be completed by tax-exempt organizations/charity groups.

Blank applications are available by clicking icon above where indicated. Completed applications can be submitted by:

Mailing to – BMWC, P.O. Box 287, Pocahontas, IL 62275

Congratulations to our 2023 Round Up Recipients-The Pocahontas Little League, YCM (Bond County Core Community), Pleasant Mound Community Center, The Simple Room, Bond County Humane Society, Partners for Pets Humane Society, Macoupin Art Collective, Pocahontas School Library, Leaps of Love, Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation and Bond County Law Enforcement Association.


Congratulations to our 2022 Round Up Recipients-The Simple Room, Bond County Senior Citizens Center Food Pantry, Bond County Humane Society, Pleasant Mound Community Center and Leaps of Love.


Congratulations to our 2021 Round Up Recipients-Bond County Senior Citizens Center, The Simple Room, The Pokey UMC Food Bank, The Pocahontas Little League, Sorento Food Pantry, Pleasant Mound Community Center and Immanual Lutheran Church.

2023 BMWC Treasurers Reporting
2023 President Bob Schrumpf Introductions
A Gigantic Crowd at March 7, 2023 Annual Meeting
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