What We Do
We treat wastewater (raw sewage). Anything that goes down the drains at your house travels via sanitary sewer system to the treatment plant for processing. We process the raw wastewater per standards set by the IEPA and USEPA and make the effluent acceptable to discharge to the Fox River. The dried by-product (sludge) is hauled to farms and used as fertilizer.
Those interested in knowing more about our treatment process are welcome to schedule a tour of our facilities by calling the District office at 847-526-3300. School and community organization tours are welcomed.
A Virtual Plant Tour is available here: NMWRD Virtual Plant Tour 2021