How does the lift station at Saylor and Jackson work?
The Saylor and Jackson lift station receives the sanitary flows from the homes in the immediate area. The sanitary flows dump into a large wet well located within the station. The submersible pumps at the station then pump the sanitary flow through a force main (pipe under pressure) north to McKinley Street where it is dumped into a junction chamber on the main sanitary sewer line . From there it flows by gravity west to the Elmhurst Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment. No stormwater flows into or through the lift station.

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1. Can I receive storm information updates?
2. Storm Debris/Storm Damaged item pickup?
3. What are the lights at Saylor and Jackson Sanitary Lift Station?
4. Why did the storm sewers not do their job and why did streets and houses flood?
5. How does the Quarry work and did it do its job? Shouldn’t it have eased sewer back ups in Elmhurst?
6. How does the lift station at Saylor and Jackson work?
7. Where does the stormwater that falls around the Saylor and Jackson area go?
8. How come sometimes I can hear the pumps at the Saylor and Jackson Sanitary lift station running and other times not?