Wastewater Division

Wastewater Division

West WWTF AerialThe Village of Huntley municipal wastewater collection, conveyance and treatment system was first installed in the late 1940’s. The original wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) was located east of Route 47, just south of the existing Main and Bakley Streets intersection. The sanitary sewer system has continued to broaden as areas within the Village have developed. The increase in flows required the original WWTF, currently named the East WWTF, to expand several times. Its current Design Average Flow (DAF) capacity is 1.8 million gallons per day (MGD). As the Village’s planning boundaries continued to expand and the build out of the East WWTF property was in sight, the Village planned for a second WWTF. The West WWTF was originally constructed in 1999. It is located west of Route 47 near the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and Kreutzer Roads, and its current DAF capacity is 2.6 MGD. Currently, the Village’s sanitary sewer network consists of 14 Lift Stations and sanitary sewer conveyance pipes ranging in size from 8” to 36”. Village staff utilizes a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System to monitor the mechanical treatment components of the Wastewater System.   

Planning Documents

In 2015, the Village completed a Comprehensive Master Utility Plan. The goal of the plan is to provide planning, to maintain sustainable cost-efficient Water Works and Wastewater Systems for current and projected water uses. The Village identified required regulatory and operation & maintenance (O&M) upgrades to both the East and West Wastewater Treatment Facilities consistent with the recommendations of the 2015 Comprehensive Master Utility Plan.  Construction of the improvements will commence in 2017 and carry through 2018.

On May 28, 2015, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) reissued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. IL0029238 for the East Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).  The reissued permit required the Village to prepare three planning documents and submit them by November 30, 2016.  The three planning documents collectively referred to as Wastewater System Regulatory Planning Documents are as follows:

Phosphorus Discharge Optimization Plan
Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Study
Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance (CMOM) Plan

The Wastewater System Regulatory Planning Documents will provide the Village with a comprehensive plan for optimizing the total phosphorus removal at the WWTF’s and provide a targeted approach for the CMOM plan as required by regulators.