Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility – Press and Polymer Equipment Replacement

Project Location: Dewatering and biosolids dryer buildings at the Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility in the Buffalo Grove area.    

Project Description: The project consists of replacement/enhancement of sludge dewatering equipment, which will result in operational benefits and carbon emission reduction. The project will also make modifications to the biosolids dryer building to monitor gases and reduce odor, and install alum dosing piping to improve permit compliance and protect water resources in Lake County. 

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Current Phase/Anticipated Schedule:

Construction is underway and materials have been ordered. Major work is anticipated toward the end of 2022 and will continue into 2023.


Completion of the project is anticipated to occur in the 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Program.

  1. Project Contact
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Tom Miles, P.E.  
Principal Civil Engineer 
847-377-7500 
[email protected]