• DeKalb
    DeKalb, Illinois
  • Tuesday 08:03 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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    Industrial Pretreatment

    Water pollution makes waters unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities, and 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.

    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, and 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, the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District 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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