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City of Litchfield's Wastewater Treatment Facility
1350 E. Ryder Street
Litchfield, IL 62056
(217) 324-3224

The Wastewater Treatment Facility is an activated sludge process designed to treat an average daily flow of 2.14 million gallons per day (MGD) and a peak flow of 5.35 MGD. The excess flow facilities are designed to hold 14.32 million gallons (MG) before chlorinating and discharging 8.1 MGD.

American Water has served as the City of Litchfield, Illinois' partner for over thirteen years providing operation and maintenance services for the wastewater treatment system. On the City's behalf, EMC acts as a regulatory agency liaison ensuring the facility meets and/or exceeds regulations and standards. In addition, EMC manages the sludge land application program for the wastewater treatment system.
American Water staffs the facility with four full-time employees. The staff may be reached at Ph. 217-324-3224. The after-hours emergency telephone number is 217-710-0393.