Operations Staff Duties
The operators on duty must:
The cell phone for the after-hours operator is 815 762-1933. The City of DeKalb Police Department Dispatcher (815 748-8400) also has a list of contact numbers.
Plant Operators and Collection System Personnel
Operator Certification for Public Safety
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says: “Wastewater treatment systems protect public health and the environment only if they are being properly operated and maintained. The Wastewater Operator Certification Program is intended to protect public health, environmental quality, and the financial investment of wastewater facilities….Applicants for certification must meet specific experience, education, and examination requirements in order to qualify for certification.”
All DeKalb Sanitary District operations personnel have or are working towards Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. There are four levels of certification in all, each requiring different levels of knowledge, experience and expertise.