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. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in the Sanitary District by screening smaller inorganic solids before they enter the biological treatment process and will provide reliable facilities that are easier and less expensive to maintain. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.