Wastewater System Projects
Following the completion of the Wastewater Facilities Master Plan in 2015 and the Water and Sewer Rate Study in 2016, the Village developed a five-year Capital Improvements Plan reflecting the priority needs in both the Wastewater and Water Divisions. The Wastewater Facilities Master Plan identified over $18.9 million in needed improvements to the wastewater collection system.
The Village secured a $17.3 million low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to help finance the wastewater facilities projects over the five years. This funding is combined with Village Board-approved annual increases in the sewer and capital improvement surcharge (CIS) rates to fund the remaining infrastructure improvements.
Wastewater Facility Projects
- Combine Jewel/Ventura Lift Station & Relocate Generator – The Ventura lift station is being removed and bypassed through a gravity sewer to the Jewel lift station, and the Jewel lift station is being replaced with a modern facility. While most of the improvements are below ground, there will be a small building to house the back-up generator and control equipment. This project broke ground in September 2018 and is expected to be completed by in mid 2019. The project is located in an easement behind the south property line of homes on Dee Lane between Cherry Street and E. Granville Avenue. Cost: $2.3 million
- Kennedy Lift Station Replacement – This lift station is located near the intersection of Nerge and Plum Grove Roads and was originally constructed in 1971. It is in poor condition and is scheduled to be replaced with a new submersible pump lift station. A permanent generator will be installed to provide increased reliability at this station. Replacement of this lift station will result in a much needed upgrade to the aged pumps and infrastructure, increased control and reliability, and greater efficiency and safety with reduced maintenance needs. Work is scheduled to begin in early 2019 with completion anticipated at the end of the year. Cost: $1.8 million
- Botterman Wastewater Reclamation Facility Fats/Oils/Grease (FOG) Removal & Devlin Wastewater Reclamation Facility Digester Covers – Excessive amounts of fats, oils and grease (FOG) were identified in the raw wastewater influent at the Botterman Facility, which can lead to the plugging of sanitary sewers, adverse facility performance, and, if discharged from the facility, possible fines by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Skimming equipment was installed to control FOG infiltration. Additionally, sludge digester covers were installed at the Devlin facility to maintain reaction temperatures that can are adversely affected by cold weather. Work for these projects was completed in May 2018. The Jerry A. Botterman Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located at 1351 Central Ave., and the Joseph L. Devlin Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located at 720 Rush St. Cost: $1.1 million
- Botterman Wastewater Reclamation Facility Digester Addition & Belt Filter Press – The two existing digesters at the Botterman facility had insufficient volume to handle incoming sludge. The addition of one new additional digester tank will handle sludge volume, help facility operations to comply with state and federal regulations (and avoid fines), and eliminate the potential for odors from poorly digested sludge. Additionally, the 20+ year old sludge belt filter press and feed pumps at the Botterman facility required replacement. Work began on these projects in May 2018 with completion anticipated in early 2019. The Jerry A. Botterman Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located at 1351 Central Ave. Cost: $2.1 million
- Devlin Wastewater Reclamation Facility Influent Pump Station and Screening – A new combined influent pump station will replace two separate lift stations that currently have undersized pumps that are insufficient at handling influent flows to the plant. The new station will use submersible pumps that are better designed for maximum flow to the plant and will reduce clogging with better screening. This will improve efficiency of facility operations and reduce sewer surcharging in the vicinity of the plant. This work will be bid out and initiated in 2019 with completion anticipated in 2020. The Joseph L. Devlin Wastewater Reclamation Facility is located at 720 Rush St. Cost Estimate: $10 million
- SCADA System Upgrades at both the Devlin and Botterman Wastewater Reclamation Facilities and the nine lift stations – This project includes the purchase and installation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) components, including computers, firewalls, back-up batteries, wireless access points, wall racked secure cabinets, and fiber optic communication feeds, and is expected to be completed by early 2019. Cost: $680,000
- MWRDGC Wastewater Infiltration/Inflow Control Program – A Three-year analysis of wastewater inflow and infiltration analysis in the Cook County section of Roselle began in 2016 is currently underway. This project is required by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago (MWRDGC), which provides wastewater services to Roselle properties in Cook County. The Village is required to complete all short term-program requirements by February 2019. Cost: $400,000
- Ground Storage Tank Repair and Painting – The interior and exterior of the 1 million gallon water storage tank at the corner of Mensching Road and Summerfield Drive was repainted, and a mixing system that helps maintain consistent water temperature and chlorine levels was installed. This project was completed in July 2018. Cost: $432,000
- Sycamore & Lake Park Lift Station Force Main & Acadia Court Gravity Sewer Replacements – The replacement of the Sycamore & Lake Park Lift Stations Force Main was determined necessary to improve the reliability of operations and reduce ongoing repairs. The Acadia Court gravity sewer was replaced and moved away from residential structures to improve access, and was realigned with the existing sewer. These projects were completed in 2017. Cost: $790,000