• DeKalb
    DeKalb, Illinois
  • Tuesday 08:02 PM
    21st of January, 2020
    - or - 815.758.3513

    KWRD Phase 1B Improvements - Current Project Information

    The District's $46.35m project is currently under construction.

    Details of the ongoing project can be viewed by clicking below.

    Phase 1B

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    Collection System Flow Monitoring

    Flow Monitoring Process

    Identification of Drainage Areas

    For purposes of assessment, the Collection System (all the sewer pipes and other infrastructure that carry wastewater from homes and businesses to the treatment plant at 1301 Sycamore Road) has been divided into drainage areas.

    Measurement of Wastewater Flow

    During flow-monitoring studies, equipment that measures the amount and rate of wastewater flow is placed into manholes at key points in each drainage basin. These monitors are left in place for some time, and the data collected is compared to rain water amounts over the same period.

    Data Applications

    This information is used to identify problem areas in need of work in the future and to assess the impact of repairs and lining done during past projects. Flow Monitoring is conducted by Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District Collections System Personnel.

    Flow Monitoring Procedure


    Placement and removal of the monitors requires KWRD Collections System personnel to enter the manholes. Because of the risk that a person entering a manhole might be overcome by sewer gas or lack of oxygen, special harnesses and rigging are used to lower one person into the manhole while another stays above ground, ready to pull the other to safety if it becomes necessary.

    Impact on Residents

    Some temporary disruption of traffic may be necessary for short periods of time while the confined space entry equipment is in place. This is the only anticipated impact on residents resulting from flow monitoring.

    If you have any questions phone the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District at (815) 758-3513.

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