Waste Water

The City of Princeton's Waste Water Department focuses on protecting public health and enhancing the environment by treating and reclaiming water, and recycling solids. With a population of 7,800, the city maintains thirteen lift stations, and miles of sanitary sewers. Using a jet-vac truck, our crews continuously maintain and clean sanitary and storm lines throughout the city.

Interesting Statistics About The Princeton Waste Water Department
Million Gallons of Waste Water Treated Daily
Lift Stations

Waste Water Plant
Updated in 2000, The City of Princeton waste water plant uses 2.15 million gallons per day in the advance oxidation treatment facility. The plant effluent passes through automated screening prior to grit removal.

The secondary treatment is an advanced process, which is designed to perform nitrification, through oxidation and secondary clarification. The facility operates aerobic digesters for processing of the secondary waste sludge treatment.
The 1.5 million gallons of digested liquid sludge is belt pressed for further processing and disposal by land application.

The effluent travels to Epperson Run. Epperson Run is considered to be a "no-flow" stream by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. It is a tributary of Big Bureau Creek.

General Information
Waste Water Department
Phone: 815-875-2631 (menu option 5)
Email: wastewater@princeton-il.com
Waste Water Treatment
1810 W Clark Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Sewer Department
1105 N Euclid Ave
Princeton, IL 61356