Utility Billing - Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pay bills?

The water department is located in Blooming Grove City Hall at 200 South Fordyce. Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F. We are closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch.

How do I get the water service turned on?

Initiating service requires a completed application, have a photo ID available, and make payment of a $200.00 deposit for property owner or of a $250.00 deposit for renters.

When do I get my deposit back?

The deposit will be refunded after deduction of any unpaid balances including the final bill.

How can I pay my water bill?

The City of Blooming Grove accepts payment by check, cash, cashier's check, money order or credit card. You can pay inside City Hall Monday - Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. We have a night drop slot available 24 - hours a day located at the front door of City Hall. You also have the option to pay on-line with a link at the Welcome Page on this site.

Why would my water bill be much higher than usual?

The two biggest reasons are outdoor watering and leaks - a leaky toilet or hole in the line as small as a thin pencil lead can waste over 5,000 gallons in a month!

Are there any water restrictions?

The governing body of the City is fully committed to conserving our treated water usage, regardless of whether or not drought restrictions are in effect. To optimize the effective use of treated water within our City the following restrictions are placed on outdoor watering during the period April 1 thru October 31 of each year. Lawn sprinklers may not be used between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. This restriction does not apply to hand watering, the use of soaker hoses, or the washing of cars.