The O&M staff continue to address equipment regarding preventive maintenance throughout the plant with lower flows to plant. KRMA employees who are certified by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and hold a certificate of competency to treat wastewater have met the required continuing education units (CEUS) to retain their status and licenses which would have expired as of July 1, 2023.
KRMA management staff met with the city of Kankakee and Kensing Inc. to discuss the replacement of a force-main for the discharge waste from their facility. For KRMA the replacement should be beneficial in the treatment of their discharge waste. KRMA continues to work with Wilmington and other entities on the Nutrient Assessment Reduction Potential (NARP) program, a draft to be submitted to IEPA by December 31, 2023.
The month of July, the Agency had one daily violation of the fecal coliform. This violation was due to a bad sample grab. There was no other violation to the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits.