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  • Friday 07:20 PM
    22nd of September, 2017
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    Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District Phase 1B Improvements

    The District's $46.35m project will be getting underway soon.

    Details of the upcoming project can be viewed by clicking below

    Ph 1B Improvements

    Notice of Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District's Name Change

    The DeKalb, IL Sanitary District has changed it's name to the

    Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District. Click on the link below

    Notice of Name Change

    Industrial Pretreatment

    Water pollution makes waters unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging pollutants into the waters of the United States unless they have an NPDES (NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT PROGRAM) permit.

    The Clean Water Act

    Substances regulated as pollutants under the Clean Water Act include:

    • solid waste
    • sewage
    • garbage
    • sewage sludge
    • chemical wastes
    • biological materials
    • radioactive materials
    • heat
    • rock
    • sand
    • industrial waste
    • municipal waste
    • agricultural waste

    Treatment Plant Permit

    The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District has an NPDES permit that regulates the treatment plant’s discharge to the Kishwaukee. The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District empties into the water of the south branch of the Kishwaukee River. Since this is a very small body of water, limits are stringent.

    Permitting Local Industries

    Through the Local Limits program, DSD regulates discharges that enter the collection system so that the treatment plant’s NPDES Permit Limits can be met. It administers monitoring and permitting system for significant contributors of regulated substances.

    Monitoring Significant Industrial Users

    Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District provides monitoring under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for a number of “Significant Industrial Users” who by virtue of the amount or type of pollutants they might produce require regular testing to prove the safety of their discharge as a condition of their permit to discharge to the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District.

    Identification of Industries

    If local industries meet the criteria established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, the District samples and tests their effluent to ensure that local and federal discharge limits for potentially harmful substances are not exceeded.

    Some of these industries are required to do “pretreatment” to reduce the amounts of identified substances in their wastewater before discharging it.

    Questions about the Industrial Pretreatment Program?

    Call Mark Eddington, P.E., District Manager at 815 758-3513.

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