Today, our guest speaker was Matt Larson, Executive Director of the Wheaton Sanitary District
Wheaton Sanitary District (WSD) treats wastewater for most of Wheaton, southern Carol Stream, small portions of Glen Ellyn and Winfield, and the unincorporated areas of DuPage County. Municipal owned sewer lines are connected to the WSD interceptors. WSD owns and operates three separate interceptor sewers which collect wastewater from local sewer systems and convey wastewater to the District’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The three interceptors include the Southside Interceptor, Northside Interceptor, and County Farm Road Interceptor. About 45% of the lines are less than 25 years old, and 97% of the lines are less than 50 years old.  
Although it has the authority, the WSD does not levy taxes. Most of the revenue for operations is generated from user charges, based on water consumption.
Northside Interceptor Sewer Replacement Project:
The Northside Interceptor (NSI) serves the northeast and north central portions of the WSD service area, including areas within the City of Wheaton and Village of Carol Stream. It was originally constructed in 1926, and in 1962, the NSI was replaced with mostly corrugated metal pipe (CMP). Due to capacity limitations, inflow and infiltration issues, sewer and associated manhole deterioration, WSD is reconstructing and upsizing the NSI. The two-year, $38 million project is expected to be completed this year. A map of the route has been posted on the WSD website: http://www.wsd.dst.il.us/