Jeffrey Wielt



1201 Casey Avenue

Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

Phone: (618) 242-6850

Fax: (618) 242-6861


Jonathan Younger

Assistant Director


1201 Casey Avenue

Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

Phone:  (618) 242-6850

Fax:  (618) 242-6861


Phone numbers for water and sewer emergencies:
618-242-6850 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
618-242-6871 After Office Hours, Weekends and Holidays

Water Maintenance:

The City of Mt. Vernon has over 300 miles of water main to maintain and repair.  The City works with the Environmental Protection Agency to provide high water quality and works to maintain high water distribution standards.  Public Utilities staff serve the community and strive to keep consumer confidence high while maintaining high water standards in accordance with the American Water Works Association standards and the Illinois E.P.A.

Public Utilities staff provide repairs to water distribution mains as needed because of water leaks, main breaks, water meter repairs, fire hydrant repairs and valve replacement and repairs.

Public Notices - Boil Water Orders:

I.E.P.A. requires that the City notify the Public of "boil water orders", and by law the City is required to contact at least one newspaper or radio station.  The City of Mt. Vernon Public Utilities Department notifies the following media:

Morning Sentinel

Mt. Vernon Register News

W.M.I.X. Radio

Charter Communications-Channel 10 - Bulletin

Water Main Replacement:

The City of Mt. Vernon is continually progressing forward with water main replacement for the City water distribution lines as well as sewer main replacement.  The priority of water main replacement is focused on old cast iron mains that are in need of repair.


The Public Utilities Department offers water and sewer main locating for contractors who have a digging project. When customer's dig, the phone number to contact J-U-L-I-E is

(800) 892-0123.  Customers should call the City Public Utilities Department for water, sewer and storm drain location at


Sewer Maintenance:

The City of Mt. Vernon has over 200 miles of sewer main. Repairs to sewer mains, sewer cleaning, repairing of manholes, and sewer main replacement are provided as needed.

Water Source: Rend Lake Conservancy District

Leonard Killman

Phone: (618) 439-4394

Call before digging.  J-U-L-I-E: (800) 892-0123