Our View: Thumbs up for water plant upgrades
Thumbs up: To more efficient and effective water treatment. The City of Sycamore is planning a $10 million update to its wastewater treatment plant that will give the facility on North Cross Street more capacity and make the quality of water discharged into the Kishwaukee River cleaner. When the project is complete, it should be a substantial upgrade from the city’s current system, which uses equipment that is 35 years old and relies more heavily on chemical agents to kill bacteria. Although most of us don’t give a lot of thought to where the water goes after it runs down the drain, making it safe for the environment again is a complex and important process.