Beginning in August 2022, the Village will be completing a lift stations improvement project. the project entails a new main influent lift station at the wastewater treatment plant, including pumps, motors, structure, valve and valve vault. the standby influent lift station, SCADA system and lagoon piping will be modified and about 190 LF of 6″ watermain will be relocated. Lastly, two lagoon cells will be dredged. All related apparatuses and restoration to make the project completed and operational will also be included in this project.

The total project is estimated to cost $2,051,251.58 and is being financed in part with 20-year 0.83% loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP).  The Village will also be securing $600,000 in principal loan forgiveness from IEPA. The final loan amount the Village will have to pay back is estimated at $1,400,000.

The Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (SRF) is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). A portion of the IEPA money to fund these types of projects comes from the US Environmental Protection  Agency. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities with the resources to build, maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects one of the most valuable resources: water & sewer.


For more information contact Village Hall at 815-248-2606 or

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