ENVIRONMENTAL
Wastewater Treatment:
New Athens Wastewater Treatment Improvements Project




PROJECT NAME: Wastewater Treatment Improvements  
OWNER: Village of New Athens
LOCATION: New Athens, St. Clair County, Illinois
FUNDING AGENCY: IEPA - Loan   
CONSTRUCTION COST: $3,021,000 
YEAR COMPLETED: 2013 
PLANT CAPACITY: Average Daily Flow 0.3 MGD; Maximum Daily Flow 1.05 MGD
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Village of New Athens retained Rhutasel and Associates, Inc. to upgrade their WWTF built in 1978.  It was decided to replace the existing facility with a Sequencing Batch Reactor plant. The project included a new headworks facility which included a mechanical bar screen and vortexing aerated grit chamber ahead of the SBR. The 3-tank SBR was designed for a peak flow of 1.05 MGD while utilizing their existing Surge Tank. The project included sludge digester and sludge thickener tanks. The project also included updating the existing laboratory building, back-up power generation and additional sludge drying facilities.  



Environmental Areas of Service:
Water Supply, Treatment, & Storage
Water Transmission, Distribution, & Pumping
Wastewater Collection & Pumping
Wastewater Treatment
Planning / Funding Applications


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