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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.

August 2023 Important Message from Illinois American Water


This is an important message from Illinois American Water.  We are beginning our annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary change in water treatment.  This work is expected to begin approximately on Wednesday August 9th and will occur across our system for the next three to six weeks.This work is part of our annual maintenance which supports continued water quality and fire protection.  While Illinois American Water crews are working, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short period of time. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs please also refrain from doing laundry during that time.While we are completing this work, our water quality team will also be switching treatment to a form of chlorine known as “free chlorine,” which does not contain ammonia. This stronger disinfectant is typically used by water utilities when flushing water mains and fire hydrants. If you have a health care need that requires purified or filtered water, you should reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions.   During the temporary treatment change, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor in their water.  There is no reason for concern. This is due to the switch in chlorine types.  If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this impact to their water service. In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work. For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to and click on ‘Alerts’. You may also call 1-800-422-2782 for more information. Once again, for more information please go to or call 1-800-422-2782. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

March 28, 2023

It is with deep regret that I must forward this information. I was contacted late afternoon last Thursday, March 23, 2023, by Joe Ahlvin, Illinois American Water Company’s Senior Operations Manager for their Southern Division. Mr. Ahlvin called to inform me that IAWC has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission for the ability to apply three separate surcharges to the Bond Madison Water Company billing each month. Mr. Ahlvin previously communicated to me that there would not be any surcharges the remainder of 2023 due to the ICC approving their recent request for a rate increase. Historically, when they are granted a rate increase, these surcharges are reset to zero for the remainder of the year that the rate increase went into effect. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though that is the case this year. IAWC increased the rates that Bond Madison pays by 27% in February 2023.

The surcharges they are requesting are titled Qualifying Infrastructure Plant Surcharge (QIP), Volume Balancing Adjustment (VBA), and the Invested Tax Surcharge (ICT). According to the “unconfirmed” information that I have researched on the ICC website, these surcharges could equate to approximately 14% additional expense to BMWC. IAWC filed for these surcharges on March 20, 2023, and if accepted, will go into effect April 1, 2023. The Illinois Commerce Commission docket numbers for the surcharges are as follows:

Qualifying Infrastructure Plant Surcharge: P2023-0213

 Volume Balancing Adjustment: P2023-0233

Invested Tax Surcharge: P2023-0232

I have reached out to a few of our elected officials, House of Representative from District 109, and Illinois Senator from District 55. I have also commented on the specific docket numbers on the ICC website. I am asking, as members of Bond Madison Water Company, to “File A Comment” in each of the public comments sections. I apologize for the very short notice, but I’m hoping we can get our concerns heard and have a positive effect in this situation.   Respectfully,                    Marty Landmann (Operator/Manager)   


BMWC Rate Increase Effective 2/1/23

The Bond Madison Water Company 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 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,


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. 


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. 

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

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.

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