The DeKalb Sanitary District plays an active role in the natural water reclamation cycle for the benefit of our users. Effluent quality is assured by samples taken and tested constantly with monthly reporting to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the guardian of Water Quality Standards for the State of Illinois.
DeKalb Sanitary District discharges treated water to the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River at 303 Hollister Avenue.
After Rigorous Treatment and Testing
Under the direction of the United States and Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies:
Ten to thirteen hours after entering the treatment plant at the headworks, treated water is discharged to the Kishwaukee.
Harmful Substances Removed
DeKalb Sanitary District’s treatment process removes many materials that damage water quality and threaten public health and safety. Some of these are: