Facility Improvement Project
Glenbard is underway with its Facility Improvement Project (FIP). The Authority has been working with a team of Black & Veatch design engineers the past year on its FIP Project design that will rehabilitate its Raw Influent Pump Station, Tertiary Treatment, and other needed improvements to the underground gas and water re-use infrastructure.
Major benefits of this project will be vastly reduced re-use water for automated cleaning of new disk filters which will replace the existing tertiary sandfilters, which subsequently provides increased influent flow capacity during high flow events; addition of a low flow pump station to reduce energy consumption and provide for a near zero depth wet-well, thus making the wet-well self cleaning and lowering interceptor levels.
Additional benefits of the project will be the use of gray water, disinfection of re-use water, as well as final clarifier effluent launders to eliminate the growth and subsequent cleaning/removal of algae.
Construction of the Facilities Improvements Project to the Glenbard Wastewater Authority in Glen Ellyn, IL were financed by the Clean Water Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes new tertiary disc filters, new raw sewage pumps, and new underground utilities. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and surrounding unincorporated areas by allowing more enhanced and efficient treatment of wastewater. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water. This project is being funded wholly by the IEPA SRF fund by ways of a low-interest loan to the Authority.