Water Management Department

 

847-853-7535 (24 hrs)
200 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091

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The Water Management department is responsible of managing the operation and maintenance of various water and wastewater infrastructure facilities:

Drinking Water

  • Carbon P. Dubbs Water Treatment Plant.
    • This award winning water treatment facility provides drinking water for the nearly 105,000 residents of Wilmette, Village of Glenview, Village of Golf, Village of Kenilworth, and portions of Prospect Heights. The water plant was originally constructed in 1933; see the history of the water plant here and more information on the plant and treatment process here.
  • Water Meter-shop. 
    • The Water Meter Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all residential and commercial water meters located within the Village as well as reading the water consumption of all customers.
  • 4.0 MG standpipe.stndp
    • The 130 feet tall standpipe provides additional storage of drinking water for emergencies, fire protection and pressurizes the water distribution system. The standpipe was built in 1956.
  • 3.0 MG reservoir and booster pumping station.
    • The reservoir provides an additional storage of drinking water and pumping capacity up to 9 MGD. The reservoir was constructed in 1989.
  • Two master metering Vaults with Glenview.
    • In addition to two master vaults owned by the Village of Glenview, these master meters measure the wholesale water consumption by the Village of Glenview and its satellite customers.

Storm and Sanitary Water

  • Storm Water Pumping Station (SWPS).
    • The SWPS is owned and operated by the Village and it pumps the storm water and street drainage from the separate sewer system on the west side of the Village (west of Ridge Road) to the North Branch of the Chicago River. See additional information here.
  • 5.0 MG West Park sanitary storage and pumping station.
    • This facility consists of a 5.5 million gallon reservoir constructed under the newly renovated West Park.  The underground reservoir will hold excess sanitary sewer flows during rain events which will reduce the severity and frequency of sewer backups for over 1300 homes in west Wilmette.  Additionally, it will pump this excess water back into the sewer once the sever event is over.
  • 1.0 MG pump-over sanitary lift station.
    • This facility consists of a backflow valve within the 36-inch sanitary sewer main under Lake Avenue that will prevent sewerage from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) from backing up into Wilmette’s pipe.  Additionally it has a 1 MGD (million gallon per day) pump station that will pump sewer flows downstream during heavy rain events and when the valve has closed.

 

Staff Directory

Quafisheh, Nabil
Water Management Director
quafishehn@wilmette.com
847-853-7531
Nate Jordan
Assistant Superintendent
jordann@wilmette.com
(847) 853-7543
Diane Dempsey
Water Quality Chemist
ddempseyd@wilmette.com
(847) 853-7532
Peter Kumiega
Maintenance Supervisor
kumiegap@wilmette.com
(847) 853-7538
Andy Lazar
Meter Shop Supervisor
lazara@wilmette.com
(847) 853-7537