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A Wastewater Reclamation Facility Serving the DeKalb, Illinois area since 1928.

Board Meeting Days and Times

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the DeKalb Sanitary District for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 is to be held in the office of the District at 303 Hollister Avenue, DeKalb, Illinois at noon on the following date:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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An opportunity for Public Input is included in each month's agenda, and citizens are encouraged to attend the Board Meetings to give input or to write to the Board of Trustees in care of the DeKalb Sanitary District at P.O. Box 624, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

DSD announces the "Sump Pump & Residential Inspection Program" beginning in '2014'

The DeKalb Sanitary District will begin the "Sump Pump & Residential Inspection Program" in 2014 which will help in the reduction of Infiltration/Inflow in the Collection System.

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2012 APWA Chicago Metropolitan Project of the Year

The DeKalb Sanitary Districtís Country Club Lift Station Project was recently awarded the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2012 Chicago Metropolitan Project of the Year in the less than $5 Million Environmental Category. This award was presented to the District Board of Trustees and staff earlier this week at their May 23rd Board Meeting.

picture of presentation
The individuals in the award picture left to right are Scott Trotter (Trotter and Associates, Doug Breunlin (APWA), Mark Eddington (DeKalb Sanitary District), Greg Chismark (APWA), and Mike Holland (Trotter and Associates).

Replacing Aging Infrastructure

picture of lift station before

The District has owned and operated a pump station on the west bank of the Kishwaukee River adjacent to the DeKalb Park Districtís Buena Vista Golf Course since the 1960ís. This facility was located within the Kishwaukee River floodplain where floodwaters would reach up to 3 feet above ground and would breach the building during heavy rain events. The District identified the need to replace the existing lift station as part of their 2007 Facility Plan Update and the Districtís engineer, Trotter and Associates, Inc. of St. Charles, began project design in 2008.

The Country Club Lift Station Improvements included the demolition of the existing sanitary sewerage lift station and construction of the new Country Club Lift Station. Construction of the publically bid, $1.9 Million facility, was provided by Williams Brothers Construction of Peoria. The new Country Club Lift Station was constructed adjacent to the existing lift station on the west bank of the Kishwaukee River to allow for the existing lift station to remain in operation while the new facility was being built. The new lift station included the construction of a concrete foundation and wet well with two submersible pumps capable of meeting the Districtís current service needs and sized to allow for the installation of 2 additional pumps to address future capacity. The above grade masonry building was constructed above the floodplain and houses new instrumentation and control components as well as an emergency back-up generator.

Providing Employment and Saving Customers Money

picture of lift station after

Due to the Districtís planning and schedule, this project was awarded funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 which was administered through the Illinois EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Program. Taking advantage of these funding programs resulted in nearly $1 Million in project cost savings, in the form of debt forgiveness and 20-year construction loans at a 0% interest rate.

Thanks to the DeKalb Park District

The District would like to acknowledge the DeKalb Park District for their cooperation throughout this project. The Park District was able to offer continual construction access through the Buena Vista Golf Course for the duration of the 16 month project. The overall success of the project can be directly attributed to this type of cooperation.