The City of Rock Falls with a population of under 9000 is proud to own and
operate its own Electric, Water Treatment System and Water Departments.
- Rock Falls Electric Department (RFED) is a nationally recognized electric
utility, providing service to both the resident and businesses of Rock Falls
and a part of the connecting rural area. A proud member of the American
Public Power Association (APPA) the utility has been recognized as a RP3-
Platinum Award winner, only one of three (3) communities in Illinois. The
City operates a two (2) megawatt hydroelectric plant, a 1-megawatt solar
plant and nine peaking power generators capable of producing 17
megawatts of electricity for peak shaving or emergency operations.
- Rock Falls Water Department production system consist of three (3)
shallow wells, three (3) pressure ion removal tanks, and two (2) elevated
towers. Approximately 68 miles of water main, 400 fire hydrants and 4000
- Waste Reclamation Facility, is a three (3) million gallons per day (MGD)
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility which consists of fine screening
grit removal, biological nutrient removal (BNR) oxidation ditch, secondary
clarification, tertiary treatment, UV disinfection, two (2) meter belt presses
and a septage receiving station.