Deuchler has been assisting clients in Illinois meet phosphorus limits for over 15 years.  The City of Plano, IL was grappling with increasing population and aging infrastructure while discharging to a tributary of an impaired river.  Anti-degradation rules (IAC Title 35, Subtitle C, 302.105) required Plano to remove phosphorus beginning in 2008, the new treatment plant was commissioned in 2006.  Plano has been successfully removing phosphorus for eleven years without the need for chemical addition.  The effluent from Plano’s WWTP is used to irrigate a nearby golf course.

In 2007, Deuchler and the City received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois for the City’s WWTP Improvements.  Below is link with further information on the award.

Deuchler ACEC Award – City of Plano WWTP

Below are examples of some of the recent presentations our Team and our clients have made regarding phosphorus removal in Illinois.