The Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District (FCWRD), previously known as the Hinsdale Sanitary District, was formed under the Sanitary District Act of 1917. The District's mandate is to provide sewer collection, conveyance, and treatment of sanitary waste in order to protect the health and welfare of the communities it serves.
Over the years, as a result of residential and commercial development in DuPage County, the District expanded its service area to include either all or parts of 11 different communities:
- Clarendon Hills - Oakbrook Terrace - Burr Ridge - Hinsdale - Darien
- Willowbrook - Elmhurst - Westmont - Oak Brook - Villa Park - Lombard
The District serves an area of approximately 24 square miles. FCWRD also owns and operates 22 lift stations in its service area. The District has approximately 300 miles of sewer mains tributary to its wastewater treatment plant. The John McElwain water reclamation plant, located in Burr Ridge, Illinois has a design capacity of 12 millions gallons per day (mgd) with a maximum tertiary treatment capacity of 30 mgd. The District also operates an excess flow facility with a rated capacity of 42 mgd. The 12 mgd plant will accommodate up to 120,000 population equivalents based on a 100 gallons per day (gpd) / capita consumption.
The District employs twenty-seven (27) full time employees plus occasional part time employees to complete seasonable tasks.
Click here for the Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District Organization Chart.
The District’s Operations Budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 is $13,417,900 and the Capital Improvement Budget is $7,812,235. The Operations Budget includes $2,220,000 in cash transfers to the Capital Improvement Fund.
The District’s Executive Director is Mr. James Liubicich. The District is governed by three (3) Trustees:
President – Mr. Herbert A. Stade
Vice President – Mrs. Barbara McGoldrick
Clerk – Mr. Thomas J. Walsh
All Trustees are appointed by Illinois Representatives and Senators representing the area the District serves.