Water Treatment Plant


Water Treatment Plant Information

Macomb’s original water plant was constructed in 1910. This original structure has been upgraded five times in the past decade. These upgrades include an Infilco clarifier, a Greenleaf filter system, a CBI/Walker Process Claricone, a Reverse Osmosis system, and now a PALL filtration system. Most of the generations of upgrades still exist and are operational.

The facility serves a population of approximately 20,000 plus 3 satellite supplies including Western Illinois University. Plant capacity is 4MGD with an average of 2MGD from two parallel treatment trains: a surface water supply, and a ground water supply utilizing a reverse osmosis treatment train which was upgraded January 2011 with Harn R/O Systems Inc. This project was awarded IL APWA public works project of the year for 2011 (less than $2 million).