• DeKalb
    DeKalb, Illinois
  • Tuesday 09:34 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

    Dreading Thanksgiving Cleanup - Bring In Your Used Cooking Oil Here

    Free: Bring in your Turkey Frying Grease to our Drop-off Box located in our front lot for your convenience.

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    Lift Stations

    If not Gravity

    Whenever possible, gravity is used to move sanitary sewer water from place to place. Large sewer mains are placed very deep into the earth to allow the smaller mains to slant towards them, using gravity to assure that the water moves away from residences and businesses.

    Occasionally the relative positions of housing or business units and the nearest sewer mains require lift stations to be installed. These installations have wells similar to the headworks wet-well, but much smaller. Water moves by gravity into the lift station well, and is then pumped up to the level necessary to allow it to again move by gravity into the sewer main or interceptor sewer and be carried to the plant.

    Constant staff supervision is necessary to watch for problems and prevent overflow. Each lift station connects to the main plant through a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) and feeds data about its operating status so that prompt action can be taken to prevent trouble. Backup generators protect each lift station.

    Lift Station Locations
    Lift Station Names -Service Addresses
    Meadow Trails Red Wing Lane
    Glidden North Annie Glidden Road
    Country Club Buena Vista Drive
    Lions Park West Taylor Street
    Regional Sangamon Street
    North First Street North First Street
    West Dresser West Dresser Road

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