Wastewater Division


The Wastewater Division is responsible for the operation of the Village's wastewater treatment facilities. This includes the maintenance and operation of two treatment plants, 11 lift stations, and over 90 miles of sanitary sewers.

Due to a combination of growth and changes in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, both plants have undergone significant improvement. These improvements allow the wastewater treatment plants to collect wastewater, treat it, and to discharge the treated water into receiving streams safely.

The Wastewater Division is staffed by a Wastewater Manager, seven Plant Operators and a Laboratory Technician. If you have any questions regarding the Wastewater Division or its services, please contact us at (630) 980-2024.

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Village Secures Low-Interest IEPA Loan for Wastewater System Improvements

The Village was successful in securing a low interest state revolving loans from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to fund the wastewater system projects identified in the Wastewater Facilities Master Plan adopted in 2015. The loans are being issued on a project-by-project basis, with the projects spread out over a five-year period.

The Village commissioned a report from consulting engineering firm RHMG to plan for the infrastructure projects necessary to maintain both the aging water and wastewater systems in Roselle. The report identified over $18.9 million in needed improvements to the wastewater collection system through 2020, the majority of which are eligible to be covered by the IEPA loan.

In addition to applying for a low-interest loan from the IEPA for the projects, the Village Board authorized a combination of increased sewer rates and increased capital improvement surcharge rates in Roselle to cover the cost of the infrastructure improvements. The incremental rate increases are in effect annually from 2016 through 2020.

Public Notice: Projects Financed by Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Construction of the following projects is being financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF).
  • Jerry A. Botterman STP F.O.G. Removal 
  • Jerry A. Botterman STP Digester
  • Jerry A. Botterman STP Belt Filter Press
  • Joseph L. Devlin WWTF Digester Covers 
  • Jewel - Ventura Lift Station Replacement and Sewer Project
  • Kennedy Lift Station Replacement
  • Devlin Influent Pump Station Improvements
  • Botterman Oxidation Ditch Aerator Project
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.

Botterman STP F.O.G. removal project includes improvements to the existing screening building and influent pumping station comprising of installation of a scum separator and installation of a pre-rotation basin and pumps.

The digester and belt filter press upgrades at the Botterman facility include construction of a new aerobic digester basin and two blowers. The upgrades also include installation of an additional belt filter press for dewatering of biosolids.

The Devlin WWTF digester covers project includes digester rehabilitation and installation of new digester covers.

The Jewel - Ventura lift station replacement and sewer project consists of the construction of a new lift station to combine and replace the Village’s existing Jewel and Ventura lift stations. The existing Ventura lift station generator will also be relocated for use at the Spring Street lift station.

The Kennedy Lift Station Replacement project includes replacement of the existing lift station with a new lift station including a new wet well, pumps, control building and standby generator. The lift station was originally built in 1971.

The Devlin WWTP Influent Pump Station Improvement Project includes demolition of an existing structure to make way for a new influent pump station. The pump station includes two new perforated plate screens, dual wet wells, and eight new pumps.

The Botterman WWTP Oxidation Ditch Aerator Project includes removal and replacement of four 25-year-old aerators, motors, and gear boxes.

The above improvements are part of the Village’s improvements program to replace aging infrastructure and equipment as well as achieve current and future capacity requirements and effluent limits. 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.