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Operator Position Vacancy

Position Vacancy Notice   OPERATOR   Resumes for an Operator may be submitted HERE, position open until filled.   Summary: The Operator’s shift will be assigned based on the needs of the District and seniority with the expectation of working 1st, 2nd or 3rd including weekends. Minimum Experience required 2 years as an operator at a Class 2 or Class 1 wastewater treatment plant as defined by the Illinois EPA.   Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned) Reads and records meters and gauges or observes automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.

West Headworks Upgrades

The West Headworks provides preliminary and primary treatment on 40% of the wastewater treatment facility 125 MGD peak flows. Upgrades to the West Headworks to the Sanitary District of Decatur, 501 Dipper Lane are being financed by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes replacement of the west headworks screening and grit handling facilities, along with restoration of various concrete structures, pumps and valves.

Public Act 097-0609 Compliance

Public Act 097-0609 requires that, at least six days before an employer participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund approves an employee’s total compensation package that is equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year; the employer must post the total compensation package for that employee. Public Act 097-0609 also requires that the total compensation package be posted not more than six business days after the budget is approved for employees making more than $75,000 in total compensation. The information may be posted on the employer’s website or at the principal office of the employer.

Swimming Pool Credit Program Discontinued

In August of 2017 the Sanitary District of Decatur started to evaluate the swimming pool credit program. The main factors considered were the relatively low benefit for the customer compared to the cost of issuing pool credits and the fact that other options were available to residents who did not want to pay Sanitary District user fees for outdoor water uses. 

Southeast 36 Inch Sewer Rehabilitation

The South East 36 Inch Interceptor lining project is being financed in its entirety by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes installing a CIPP lining in 7,015 linear feet of sewers and rehabilitating 17 manholes and will cost $1,200,000. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Decatur by preventing inflow and outflow from the sewers and extend the useful life of the sewer by 50 to 100 years.

2018 Chemical Bid Tabulations

The Sanitary District of Decatur opened bids on April 12, 2018 for our chemicals.  Click HERE for a PDF of the 2018 Chemical Bid Tabulations.  If you have any questions or would like your business added to the mailing list for the next chemical bid, please call David Collard at 217-422-6931 ext. 214 or email at davidc@sddcleanwater.org.

Advertisement for Chemical and Fuel Bids

     Sealed bids for treatment plant chemicals and fuel for the Sanitary District of Decatur, Illinois will be received at the District’s office, 501 Dipper Lane, Decatur, Illinois 62522 until 10:00 a.m. local time on April 5, 2017, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are being requested for Gasoline & Diesel Fuel, Granular Activated Carbon, Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Bisulfite, Ferrous Chloride, and Hydrogen Peroxide.

2016 Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Sanitary District of Decatur’s 2016 proposed property tax levy is $3,872,469 with $1,402,000 of the total being the aggregate levy and $2,470,469 restricted to debt service payments. This is an increase of $313,692 with $247,388 designated for debt service payments and $66,000 for pension expenses. The increase is projected to cost a resident with a $77,500 home an additional $4.39 per year on their tax bill. However, the District plans on offsetting the debt service increase by reducing a projected 2017 user fee increase to reduce or eliminate the impact on homeowners.

Notice of Availability of the Sanitary District of Decatur 2015-2016 Audit

The Sanitary District of Decatur hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016 has been made by the accounting firm of CliftonLarsonAllen. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at 501 Dipper Lane, Decatur IL 62522 during regular business hours 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday except for holidays and is available here

Sanitary District Improvements near Kiwanis Park

DECATUR-    The Decatur Sanitary District is making improvements to the area south of the bike path where Forest Ave enters Kiwanis Park.

A recent inspection of this area revealed evidence of trespassing and vandalism. The vandalism consisted of offensive and derogatory graffiti and damage to district property. The graffiti was removed immediately and the damage is being repaired. Since the initial removal, graffiti has been reapplied several times. The District is repainting the area when we become aware of new graffiti. The District has also removed overgrown brush in the area to improve sight lines for security cameras.

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