Tri States Public Radio Staff
Mon August 29, 2005
Rushville Treatment Plant Lauded
Rushville, IL – Rushville's waste treatment plant has been named as one of the best-run facilities in Illinois. Just two plants in the state were honored by the U.S. EPA. The recognition praises the plant for removing an average of 95 percent of pollutants from the incoming wastewater. Wastewater Superintendent Drew Seal says efforts to cut the inflow of groundwater in to the old mains helped the plant do so well. In addition, the plant was expanded in preparation for the juvenile correction center northwest of town. The center was never opened, but the plant's capacity was expanded to meet its needs.