The Rock River Water Reclamation District (District) covers approximately 100 square miles of
Winnebago County in northern Illinois. The District serves over 290,000 people in the communities
of Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Cherry Valley, New Milford, Winnebago, a
portion of Rockton, and several unincorporated areas within Winnebago County. The District owns
and maintains a 1,126-mile network of gravity sanitary sewer lines that transport wastewater from
residences, industrial sites, and other businesses to a wastewater treatment plant located at 3333
Kishwaukee Street, Rockford, IL.
This project includes the installation of 16,081 LF of 30” diameter PVC force main piping and
appurtenances to replace existing 30” diameter PCCP force main piping that is nearing the end of its
This project will ensure continued, reliable sanitary sewer service to a significant portion of the Rock
River Water Reclamation District’s service area, accommodate future service area expansion, as well
as provide added protection in the case of a pipe failure between the Cherry Valley Pump Station and
force main discharge nearly 2.5 miles away.
Funding for this project was provided by a low interest loan from the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP). The WPCLP is funded
by both state and federal sources.
For more information, please contact the District.