The Water Reclamation Facility for the City of Plano is located on the southeast side of town, next to Foli Park. The present facility was last expanded in 2006 at a capacity of 2.44 million gallons per day.
The City of Plano's Water Reclamation Facility has a long history of providing excellent service to its 9,000 residential customers and various industries. In 1993, the facility was nominated for plant of the year by the Environmental Protection Agency. In 2003, the receiving stream - Big Rock Creek - had its rating elevated to a Class A stream by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This is the highest rating available. Several endangered aquatic species have begun to proliferate near the facility, lending to the high quality of treatment being provided by the City of Plano.
The new expansion of the facility includes biological nutrient removal and ultraviolet disinfection. These additions will further improve the treated wastewater that leaves the plant, insuring the City's commitment to protecting the environment and our natural resources.
The superintendent of the plant is Darrin Boyer who has over 20 years experience in the field. He holds a Class A Water Certification and a Class 1 Wastewater Certification, which are the highest levels available in the state.
Don Haggard is also a full-time employee, starting over 2 years ago. Don is an operator and is currently pursuing the requirements to obtain his Class 4 Wastewater certification.