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Water Reclamation

Water Reclamation - Paul Cacioppo, Wastewater Superintendent

The Water Reclamation Division is responsible for the control of wastewater collection and treatment facilities. Through routine inspection of the system, treatment plant inspections, and qualitative lab analysis, Water Reclamation staff ensures that wastewater meets the federal and state E.P.A. discharge requirements.

Water Reclamation Facility

Located at 1610 S. Milwaukee Avenue on the banks of the Des Plaines River, the Village of Mundelein Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility. The facility was originally constructed in 1974 and underwent a major renovation and expansion in 1998, allowing for treatment of nearly 5 million gallons of wastewater per day. The WRF has consistently exceeded the stringent guidelines set forth in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, through its extensive treatment train, including anaerobic digestion and sand filtration systems.

The Village offers tours of the facility to interested groups. If you are interested in learning more about the facility or would like to schedule a tour, please contact the WRF Office at (847) 949-3275.

Collection System

The Village owns and operates an advanced, complex network of eight sanitary lift stations (pumping facilities), 167 miles of sanitary sewer collection mains, and 10,700 service connections. This system is monitored and controlled through a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, or SCADA. The SCADA system can be managed from a computer remotely or from the WRF main control building.

The Village also oversees the administration of NPDES Industrial Pre-Treatment Compliance Programs which includes the analysis and enforcement of discharge received from commercial and industrial sewer users. This program ensures that discharges meet state, and federal requirements limiting toxic discharge or otherwise unsuitable substances into the sanitary system and/or the environment.

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