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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 October 28, 2020)

Public Notification Program for the Combined Sewer

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 ~ 4:30 AM, on October 22, 2020, for a period of ~ 26.5 hours, with a total discharge of 10.227 million gallons, due to a rain event of ~ 2.37″, which began on October 21, 2020 at ~ 6:00 PM, with a duration of ~ 12.0 hours.

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 Utility of the Future Recognition

(Posted September 16, 2020)

Glenbard Wastewater Authority Recognized as Utility of the Future

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today for Energy Efficiency.

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority is one of 65 water utilities in the entire nation being recognized for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority serves the Villages of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, as well as other surrounding unincorporated areas, and is jointly owned between the two Villages. The design average daily flow is 16.02 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) with a peak flow of 47 MGD, and a population of approximately 83,500 being served.

The Utility of the Future Today concept is being promoted as water systems face challenges such as aging infrastructure, water pollution, workforce shortages, and impacts of climate change, including drought, floods, storms, and sea level rise. The Utility of the Future Today program was launched in 2016 by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the WateReuse Association, with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and leader in the overall sustainability and resilience of the communities they serve.

“The innovations coming to the water sector present an opportunity for a paradigm shift in the way utilities think about and solve long-standing challenges to clean and reliable water,” said Jackie Jarrell, WEF President. “WEF is excited to recognize the Glenbard Wastewater Authority for embracing innovative ways to better serve their communities.”

The Glenbard Wastewater Authority will be recognized during a pre-recorded awards ceremony on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. ET during WEFTEC CONNECT

To learn more, visit http://www.wef.org/UtilityoftheFuture or contact UtilityRecognition@wef.org


Notice of Publication Fact Sheet “Bio-Solids and COVID-19”
(Posted May 12, 2020)

Notice of Publication Fact Sheet “Bio-Solids and COVID-19”

With the emergence of the 2019-2020 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the fate of the virus in wastewater treatment operations and biosolids and potential health risks have become subjects of public interest. Therefore, the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies, the Illinois Water Environment Association, and Central States Water Environment Association worked jointly to prepare this a sheet on the safety of biosolids with respect to COVID-19. Please click here to see the fact sheet.


Notice of Restricted Access
(Posted March 17, 2020)

Notice of Restricted Access

Due to the evolving situation with the Covid-19 virus, The Glenbard Wastewater Authority (Authority) will be restricting access to its facilities to essential personnel/deliveries only, in an attempt to limit our exposure, reduce/prevent spread of the virus, and continue public service.

We may be reached at 630-790-1901.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.


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
7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m

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