February 13, 2024

Casten Announces EPA Approval of Over $2.6 Million in Funding for Upgrades at Wheaton Sanitary District

Washington, D.C. (February 13th, 2024) - Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) announced that the Wheaton Sanitary District will receive $2,655,400 in federal funding to begin construction on wastewater treatment improvements. This funding from the Environmental Protection Agency was originally approved as one of Casten’s FY2023 community funding projects. 

These funds will go towards secondary clarifier upgrades, which include the installation of new mixed liquor piping, a new splitter structure, replacement of all clarifier mechanisms and components, and modifications to the sludge conveyance system to allow for increased return flows. 

“After an extremely competitive project submission process and many months spent advocating tirelessly for our community, I am excited to see this project in action,” said Congressman Casten. “I am proud to have fought for funding that will improve wastewater treatment and keep our community’s waterways clean.”

“Clean streams, rivers, and waterways are important to every community and Wheaton Sanitary District takes pride in being able to support this in the communities we serve,” said Matthew Larson, Executive Director of Wheaton Sanitary District. “The Community Project Funding Rep. Casten secured for Wheaton Sanitary will go directly to providing wastewater treatment infrastructure that will be used to keep our streams, rivers, and waterways clean.”