Kaiser Electric crews have completed an $8 million, year-long project to construct a new water treatment plant in Staunton, Ill. The new facility is located about 25 minutes north of downtown St. Louis along Highway-55 and Illinois Route 4.
The new plant uses a state-of-the-art Dissolved Air Flotation clarification system that works to remove a significant amount of algae at the beginning of the treatment process, reducing the need for expensive treatment chemicals often used in a traditional sedimentary process. About 80 percent of the facility is located underground, with major structures and piping out of view and designed to blend in with its surroundings.
The total project included construction of one building to house the water treatment plant and installation of the Clari-DAF system, three dual media gravity filters, one standby generator, one bridge crane, one buried sand wastewater filter, one chemical feed system, two high service pumps and installation of pipe for process sewers, storm sewers, chemical feed, process water, potable water, non-potable water and sludge.