Fire Protection District

Dawson's fire protection district is based out of the village hall facility. All of Dawson's firefighters are brave volunteers from the area. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the village office at 217-364-5975.

Water Services

The village owns and operates its own water facility, which supplies water to homes both within and near the village.

Village customers: Minimum $30.60 for first 1,000 gallons
$8.50 per additional 1,000 gallons

Rural customers: Minimum $33.15 for first 1,000 gallons
$8.50 per additional 1,000 gallons

A $75.00 deposit is required for all new water customers

New service installation to the property line is $1,500.00 for both village or rural customers

The village owns an automatic water salesman, located outside the village hall facility. The machine charges $8.50 per 1,000 gallons.

For any questions about the village's water service, please contact the village hall at 217-364-5975.

(Drinking Water Watch) Water system information and testing results

2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (PDF)



Natural Gas / Electricity

Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois is a part of your community, one of the more than 1,200 communities we serve. Our goal is to deliver safe, reliable, affordable energy to your home.

Many energy efficiency programs with tips, tools and incentives are offered to you, providing ways to reduce your electricity and natural gas use and help protect our environment.

Ameren Illinois can also help assist people in need. We do this, in part, through innovative programs and initiatives. After all, Ameren Illinois employees are a part of your community too.

Electric choice is available now. Learn about choosing an electric supplier or joining your neighbors to aggregate.

Garbage Services

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Waste Management

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer group. In 2012, we worked with over 100 Fortune 500 companies and helped over 150 different communities become greener.

Cable Services

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Mediacom Cable

We serve over 1,500 communities throughout the country. While most of our coverage is in America's smaller cities and towns, we believe our customers deserve the same level of digital services that people receive in major metropolitan areas. We have invested millions of dollars to build a nationwide fiber optic infrastructure to deliver a wide array of advanced products and services including digital cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone service.

We are dedicated to keeping jobs in the communities we serve. Our diversified workforce of over 4,600 employees lives and works in the 22 states where we do business.

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Dish Network

Even as DISH consistently introduces products of increasing sophistication, it also leads the industry by offering the best value – the same channels at a better price. Challenging the economics of pay-TV, Ergen has charged competitors with passing the burden of wasteful spending to subscribers, and he maintains the mantra that DISH will always offer customers the lowest everyday pricing nationwide.


  • Provides satellite TV to approximately 14 million subscribers
  • Offers the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value.
  • Leads the pay-TV industry in state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • Provides the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology.
  • Revenues realized a 1.6% increase in 2014, surpassing $14.6 billion.
  • Publicly traded on the NASDAQ Exchange, ticker symbol DISH
  • Employs approximately 19,000 people in the U.S.
  • Headquartered in Englewood, Colo.

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All your favorite channels. That’s just for starters.
Whatever you love to watch on TV in primetime, daytime, or game time, you'll find it on DIRECTV. We have over 285 of your favorite channels—more than 195 in full-time HD.1 But that's just part of the story. With DIRECTV, you get the TV you love, live or On Demand, on any screen, and the technology to experience it like never before.


Internet Providers

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Satellite Internet’s quantum leap

Exede Satellite Internet dish mounted to houseIn October, 2011, we launched ViaSat-1, the most powerful communications satellite in the world. This is the technology that powers the Exede Internet service that comes directly to your home.

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T6 is Risebroadband

T6 is a proud member of the JAB Broadband Family of companies. We provide Broadband Internet and telephone services to residential, business, enterprise, and public sector customers throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

With Broadband Internet for Home our residential customers can:

  • Browse the Web
  • Stream High Definition movies and TV shows without buffering
  • Connect all Internet enabled devices in the home
  • Engage in social media
  • and much more...