About Us

Welcome to the City of Waverly!

Waverly, founded in 1836, is the second largest city in Morgan County, with nearly 1300 residents, and occupies one square mile of rich and fertile land 90 miles north of St. Louis, 210 miles south southwest of Chicago, and 30 miles southwest of Springfield.  Approximately 3000 customers are located in the local trading area.  Waverly contains over 400 homes, has over sixteen miles of all-weather street and roadways, supports its own elementary and high school, and owns and operates its own water and sewer systems.  Since Waverly's founding, Salter Park has been the heart of the city.  Located in the middle of the business district, this exceptionally well-maintained six acre park contains a band stage, a pavilion, a War Memorial, basketball court, a large playground area which was constructed by community volunteers and is the site of the Waverly Community Picnic held each year in August.  Waverly is also the home of the Waverly Holiday Tournament (the best small school tournament in Illinois) for high school boy's basketball in December every year since 1951. 

We are very proud of our city, its people, our lifestyles, and activities.



Construction of Wastewater System Improvements to the City of Waverly Wastewater System were financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF).  The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  This project includes rehabilitation of sanitary sewer by way of cured in place pipe liner, manhole rehabilitation, sewer service rehabilitation, and point repair replacement.  Once complete, it will reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration, reduce flows to the sewer treatment plant, and reduce sewer pipe failures causing sinkholes.  SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protests one of our most valuable resources: water.



1. Late fees and fees for using a credit/debit card are waived until further notice.

2. Waverly Public Library will open to the public (limited) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  The operating hours are as follows:

Wednesday - 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Senior Hour, 2:00pm - 5:00pm: General Public

Friday - 1:00pm - 5:00pm: General Public

Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm: General Public

3. Waverly Schools start on Monday, August 24th.  PLEASE WATCH FOR KIDS!

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