Tri-Township Water District

Trenton, Illinois

Customer Service

Welcome to our customer service page! Here you can find payment and billing information, ways to detect leaks, water conservation tips, boil order advisories, and more. 


We distribute water to rural areas of Madison, Bond, St. Clair, and Clinton counties. If you need to find out if your property is under our jurisdiction, give us a call at 618-654-4542. 

Tap on fee: $3,500 

Reconnect Tap on Fee: $2,500

Customer activation deposit: $100 

Minimum monthly bill for no usage: $30  

The monthly bill will be computed on the following rate schedule

First 2,000 gallons per month (minimum): $36.00

Next 2,000 gallons per month: $7.95 per 1,000 gallons 

Next 6,000 gallons per month: $7.95 per 1,000 gallons 

All over 10,000 gallons per month: $7.25 per 1,000 gallons 

Other Service Charges

Renew service after disconnection: $100.00 

Check returned for insufficient funds: $25.00 

Payment Methods 

Pay at the Office

You can come in and drop off your payment during our office hours, or you can deposit it in our drop box. We accept checks, money orders, or cash. 

Pay by Mail 

Detach and enclose your bill stub with your payment. Mail to: 


180 State Route 160

Trenton, IL 62293 

ACH Direct Deposit 

Your water bill payment will be deducted from your account on the due date each month. (On the 15th or next business day) You will need to sign an authorization form and provide a voided check to start this service. There are no extra fees for ACH. 

Online Bill Pay 

It is possible to set up an online payment through your bank. 


Pay bill by credit/debit card by selecting the "Pay Bill Online" tab on our homepage.

Payment Plan 

Sometimes people face circumstances that stretch their financial resources. If you can't pay your water bill by the due date, please contact us. We will work with you to set up a plan to pay the bill over time. 

Detecting Leaks 

We want to help our clients keep their bills as correct as possible by reflecting the actual water that is utilized. Leaks in your home can quickly add up to many gallons wasted. If your bill is unusually high, a little investigation can help you save water as well as money.

*To find out if you have a leak, you may want to check:

Sprinkler systems 

Check for damaged heads and system leaks. 

Indoor and outdoor faucets

Replace worn gaskets and washers.

Dishwasher/Washing machine

Check for drips or stains beneath or behind your dishwasher and clothes  washer.



A leak in your toilet can waste several thousand gallons of water each year. Usually you can not hear the  leak because it runs slowly out of the tank. 

To discover if your toilet is leaking, lift off the lid of the toilet tank. Place 3 or 4 drops of ordinary food coloring into the tank. (Do not use dye, it could stain). Do not flush or otherwise disturb the toilet for about one hour or longer. At the end of the waiting period, observe the toilet bowl. If the color you placed into the tank shows up in the bowl, you have a leak.

Water Conservation Tips 

During the hot summer months, water useage rises. People are filling pools, watering gardens and lawns, washing cars, and just using more water in general. Here are some tips to help you conserve water and save money:

-Run washing machines only when the loads are full, or adjust the water level to the amount of the load. If you have a water saving cycle, use it.

-Before putting dishes in the dishwasher, scrape them instead of rinsing.

-Water lawns and landscapes only when needed. To get the most out of your usage, water in the early morning or late evening.

-Try using drip irrigation hoses to water your plants.

-Set your lawnmower blade one notch higher to make your lawn more drought tolerant. 

-Instead of using water to clean off your driveway, use a broom.