Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Elmhurst Water Reclamation Facility
Elmhurst Wastewater Treatment Plant
Elmhurst Water Reclamation Facility The City of Elmhurst provides essential wastewater treatment services:

  • A 20 million gallon per day (MGD) activated sludge treatment facility with seventeen buildings on eighteen acres located along Route 83
  • Ten sanitary lift stations strategically located throughout the City
  • High level of quality control through analytical testing to manage treatment facilities and meet State and Federal regulatory requirements
  • Return clean water to Salt Creek (waters of the State)
  • Provide solids handling and disposal for biosolids
  • Manage quality assurance laboratory to provide operational control data and report to IEPA/USEPA
Sanitary Pumping Stations
  • Operate and maintain ten sanitary pumping stations designed to convey wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant
  • Operate sophisticated electrical controls designed to match discharge flows with incoming flows
  • Maintain backup power supplies and flow instrumentation for documentation
Storm Water Pumping Stations
  • Maintain and operate twelve stormwater pumping stations with a combined pumping capacity of greater than 500 million gallons per day
  • Maintain and operate four storm water reservoirs located throughout Elmhurst
Additional Services
  • Provide community recreational vehicle dump station
  • Community creek watch during storm and high creek levels
  • Monitor rainfall and groundwater records for emergency planning