In 1995, Public Water Supply District #2 and the Village of New Melle entered into a contract for the construction of a Sewage Collection and Treatment System. At the time, the Water District agreed to construct a sewage treatment plant to serve the Village at the District’s initial sole cost. As a means for the Water District to recoup its funds, the users of the system were billed a monthly surcharge on their utility bill. As of September 2017, the Water District is pleased to announce that all customers have been billed their final surcharge. All customers will see a removal of the $12.17 surcharge fee on their future bills.