The Kankakee Metropolitan River Agency in accordance with its’ National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits Special Condition 20, shall develop a Nutrient Assessment Reduction Plan (NARP). The NARP will be supported by data and sound scientific rationale. KRMA staff will begin the process with sampling of the Kankakee River upstream and downstream of the facility discharge point. The plan will help to determine the most cost- effective means of reducing violation of a water quality standard.
The KRMA management staff was able to secure delivery of electrical power at an annual saving of 15% over a three-year term.
The KRMA staff were shown a Chlorine safety video in preparation of the upcoming chlorination season, May 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021. A mandatory safety training of chlorine and sulfur dioxide conducted by Alexander Chemicals, the facility chlorine/sulfur dioxide supplier will be on May 4, 2021.
The month of April, the KRMA staff met all limits of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits, with exception of the ammonia nitrogen permit limits. There were three excursions of the daily ammonia limit.