Glenbard Wastewater Authority Background

Public Notices and Review Documents

Public Notices and Review Documents

(Public Notices and Review documents will be posted here when available and necessary)


Notice of Combined Sewer Overflow Permitted Discharge
(Posted April 17, 2018)

Public Notification Program for the Combined Sewer
Treatment Facility (CSTF)
The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (Authority) formed through an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Villages of Glen Ellyn and Lombard creating Regional Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Included in those facilities is the CSTF which operates under the Authority’s Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit numbers IL0022471-001, 002 and 003. The Village of Lombard owns and maintains a collection system that incorporates approximately seven square miles of residential and commercial development tributary to the CSTF. The Authority, has developed this web page entry to notify the public of any discharges that occur from any of the three (3) permitted outfalls associated with the CSTF. These outfalls all discharge partially treated effluent into the East Branch of the DuPage River.

The CSTF, IL Permit Number 0022471, discharged at ~ 8:00 AM, on April 15, 2018, for a period of ~ 22.5 hours, with a total discharge of 16.921 million gallons, due to a storm event which began at ~ 12:00 AM on April 14, 2018, and ended ~ 16.5 hours later, with total rainfall of 1.59″

Days are classified as 12:00p.m to 12:00p.m for permit reporting of the CSTF. If at any time you have questions regarding the discharge of the CSTF to the East Branch of the DuPage River or how the Authority treats the water, please do not hesitate to contact Authority staff at (630) 790-1901. Click here to view the Authority’s storm water plant.


Notice of Digester #2 Cleaning Event (Posted March 12, 2018)

On March 8, 2018 the Glenbard Wastewater Authority’s Executive Oversight Committee approved a contract with Stewarts Spreading for cleaning services on Digester #2 at the main treatment plant, located on Bemis Road in Glen Ellyn. The nature of this work will require the contents of the digester to be exposed to the atmosphere, which can lead to the potential of some odors being generated from the project. The Authority expects the contractor to complete work no later than the first week of April, if not sooner. Additional temporary deodorizer systems will be put into place for the duration of the contract in the event some odors do escape. The Authority completed a similar project in fall of 2016 on Digester #1 with very few odors escaping the plant site using the same contractor. Cleaning of digesters is required every 7-10 years in order to maintain proper function. We will attempt to take every reasonable measure to eliminate any disruptions, and as always, please feel free to contact us for any reason at 630-790-1901 or you may contact Executive Director, Matt Streicher, via email at mstreicher@gbww.org.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Contact Information

Glenbard Wastewater Authority
945 Bemis Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
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Phone: (630) 790.1901
Fax: (630) 858.8119

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m

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