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Sewer Plant Award

Chad Judd of LLUD wins award 

Lost Lake Utility District licensed operator, Chad Judd, recently was presented at a formal Annual Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Group Three Plant of the Year Award, by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operations for the 2016 calendar year.

This prestigious state wide award is given to the sewage plant and its senior operator for outstanding service and conforming to regulation and code in the wastewater field, within the State of Illinois.  It is a result of an in-depth inspection of the nominated facilities and their buildings, practices and records. 

Chad Judd was found to best exemplify the standards of extraordinary personal service in the field of pollution control be maintaining a near flawless and difficult to sustain program of maintenance, operations and testing that ensured plant discharges were well within regulations. 

Chad and the LLUD primary goal is to ensure that the Illinois water ways are pollution free. This award illustrates the success of achieving this important mission. 

The LLUD when formally constituted ten years ago was under a cease and desist order from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Since that time a new waste treatment plant was constructed and a comprehensive upgrade of practices, personnel and procedures was implemented.  

The achievement of this award is a reflection on the success of years of efforts that has benefited not only the Lost Lake community by the state as a whole.