For the residents of Antioch, your home is serviced by a public sewer system. Wastewater leaves your residence and then runs through a series of pipes and pumps to the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF). Here, the wastewater moves through a series of steps to clean the water, before being released into the Sequoit Creek and ultimately into the Chain of Lakes. The IEPA (Illinois EPA) and the US EPA regulates this process. The dried by-product (bio-solids) is hauled to farm fields and used as a fertilizer.
The current Wastewater Treatment facility went online in 2009. The facility is designed to treat an average of 2.0 million gallons per day with a design maximum of treating 9.2 million gallons of wastewater during peak flow. A staff of three highly skilled full-time employees maintains and operates the Treatment Facility. This staff has a combined forty years of wastewater knowledge. Each operator holds an IL EPA wastewater certification license. Below is an excerpt from the IL EPA describing the Wastewater Operator Certification Program:
Wastewater treatment systems protect public health and the environment only if they are being properly operated and maintained. The Wastewater Operator Certification Program is intended to protect public health, environmental quality, and the financial investment of wastewater facilities. Illinois EPA certifies the technical competency of operators of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment/pretreatment facilities and also administers a voluntary certification program for operators of collection systems.
This facility is a critical piece of the Village’s infrastructure. Those interested in knowing more about our treatment process are welcome to schedule a tour by calling the Supervisor at 847-395-2599. The tours last approximately 30 to 45 minutes; a portion of this time is outside. Therefore, spring, summer, and fall are the best seasons to schedule a tour. Finally, here is an excellent link from the Water Environment Federation regarding what everyone needs to know about clean water. http://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/public-information/
An innovative and resilient clean water enterprise revolutionizing the recovery of valuable resources for the Village of Antioch
We protect public health and enhance the environment by reclaiming precious water and other resources through providing treatment services for the Village of Antioch
Antioch Treatment Facility
796 Holbek Drive
Supervisor of Wastewater Operations – Jason Treat