Sewer System Evaluation & Survey
DeKalb Sanitary District crews carry out cross-flooding, televising of sewers and manhole inspections. Information obtained in these tests is used to determine what rehabilitation work needs to be done in upcoming Spot Repair and Sewer Lining projects.
DeKalb Sanitary District personnel drive red trucks bearing the District’s name. Uniforms are not mandatory. You may see our collections personnel wearing orange and yellow reflective vests and jackets, or orange T-shirts bearing the District’s name. Each employee carries a District identification badge.
Flow Monitoring studies are conducted by DeKalb Sanitary District collections system personnel. They place monitoring equipment in selected manholes to record the amount of wastewater moving past that point, its speed and how both of these measurements change during rainfall events.
Miscellaneous and Emergency Sewer Repairs
Repair or replacement of sewer main or manholes may be conducted on an “as-needed” emergency basis. District crews or contractors will carry out these repairs.
Contact us with Questions about Our Street Projects
Call the Sanitary District at 815 758-3513 if you have any questions about our people or our work.
Projects in Cooperation with the City of DeKalb
Good Neighbors Working Together
The DeKalb Sanitary District and the City of DeKalb Engineering, Street and Water Department work together on a daily basis to coordinate their efforts for the good of the community as a whole.
Repairs During City Street Resurfacing
As part of ongoing sanitary sewer improvement planning, DeKalb Sanitary District contracts each summer to repair manholes in streets that the City of DeKalb will be resurfacing.
We attempt to prevent having to excavate a street that was recently repaved by the City of DeKalb by scheduling our work on a street for the same time they are resurfacing it.
The City of DeKalb Directs These Projects
These repairs are performed by the City of DeKalb’s contractors and the City is reimbursed for them by the DeKalb Sanitary District. Control of the projects lies with the City of DeKalb.
If you have questions about these projects, check with the City of DeKalb Department of Engineering at 815 748-2030.
City of DeKalb Projects
City of DeKalb Street and Water Department crews and their contractors may be working on projects or repair jobs at any time. Much of their equipment is orange. If you have questions about their work in the streets, call