Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility Improvements (ARPA funded)

Project Location:  South of Deerfield Parkway, west of Milwaukee Avenue (US 45) in the Buffalo Grove area.

Project Description:  The Lake County Board provided federal ARPA funding for the project. With this funding, we are able to undertake the projects sooner without delaying or impacting other projects in the Capital Plan. The projects at the Des Plaines River Water Reclamation Facility made possible by this federal funding include the installation of additional Disc Filters, installation of new covers for our secondary clarifiers, installation of new UV disinfection and replacement/upgrade of two blowers. Overall, the improvements will require less chemical use in the process, improve efficiencies, provide additional capacity and provide better maintenance/operation effectiveness. 

All improvements are intended to be 100% funded by ARPA. The disc filter and clarifier covers are part of a $6.3 million project spanning three water reclamation facilities. The UV disinfection project was awarded $5.5 million, and the blower replacement/upgrade was awarded $1.5 million. Should project costs exceed these values, Lake County Public Works ratepayer dollars will be applied to the projects. 

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Current Phase/Anticipated Schedule:

Design is underway, and construction is anticipated to occur within the current Five-Year Capital Program. 

  1. Project Contact
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Marc Bourgault, P.E.
Principal Engineer
847-377-7500
[email protected]