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Village of Glendale Heights
Water Pollution Control Facility
Though not as visible as other public services, the wastewater treatment process is one of the most fundamental daily responsibilities. The facility normally processes 3.5 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) of wastewater, but is designed to process an average daily flow of 5.26 MGD and maximum daily flow of 10.52 MGD. The facility is also designed to process an additional 21 MGD of Excess Flow during wet weather/rain conditions. The facility is permitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to discharge treated wastewater to the East Branch of the DuPage River. The treated wastewater is actually cleaner than the receiving stream water! Biosolids or sludge produced by the facility is land applied on farm field as fertilizer to aid in preserving a clean environment.

The staff team works very diligently to keep the plant at peak performance and be a good neighbor. Odor control is always a top priority and part of all operation and maintenance decisions.

The WPCF staff annually conducts tours for the children of G. Stanley Hall School or other groups. Requests for specific information regarding the WPCF operations can be made to the Division Manager of WPCF, at 630.942.1963, Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 3:30pm.

Recognition
2012 Plant of the Year AwardThe Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control has been presenting awards to deserving facilities for over 65 years. Nominees are presented to the Association by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Facilities who provide exceptional service to their community as well as the wastewater community are recognized for their efforts with a nomination for Plant of the Year. In 2012, the Glendale Heights Water Polution Control Facility was nominated, along with four other Group-1 facilities, for Plant of the Year. This is a State-wide award and encompasses over 200 Group-1 facilities. On April 17th, 2013, at the Annual IAWPCO banquet in Springfield, Illinois, Glendale Heights was selected as the Plant of the Year. This is the first time WPCF has won such an Award and the Village is extremely proud of the WPCF staff for their efforts.

In addition, the WPCF was featured in the June 2012 edition of Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) magazine.