About Us

Welcome to the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District


The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD) is a municipal body created in 1921 by voter petition which provides wastewater treatment for properties in the Cities of Urbana and Champaign, the Villages of Bondville and Savoy, the University of Illinois and the surrounding adjacent developed areas. It is not a part of any other local, municipal, county, township or state government.

UCSD operates two wastewater treatment plants. The Northeast plant is located in Urbana immediately north of Ambucs Park. The Southwest plant is located in Champaign at the intersection of Windsor and Rising Roads. UCSD also operates the large diameter sanitary interceptor sewers and 27 pumping stations that transport wastewater to the treatment plants. Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the University of Illinois operate their respective collector sewers to which homes and businesses are connected.



Mission


The mission of the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is to protect public health and safety, preserve the public trust, and protect the natural environment. We accomplish this by meeting present and future community needs, efficiently collecting and treating wastewater, and retaining and developing qualified staff.

Organizational Structure


The District's daily operations are managed by the Executive Director who reports directly to the Board. A staff of approximately 50 employees performs all of the responsibilities of the District. Board members do not have offices at the District.
   

Executive Director


Rick Manner, Executive Director
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1230
  

Administration


The Administration Department is responsible for utility billing, finance and human resources.
Kim Lytle, Director of Administrative Services
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1223
Email:  administration@u-csd.com

Engineering

The Engineering Department is responsible for permits and construction projects.
Mark Radi, Director of Engineering
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1222
Email: engineering@u-csd.com

Maintenance

The Maintenance Department is responsible for electrical, mechanical, and general maintenance, sewers and purchasing.
Bruce Butler, Director of Maintenance
Phone (217) 367-3409 ext. 1236
Email: maintenance1@u-csd.com
 

Operations

The Operations Department is responsible for wastewater operations, pretreatment and lab.
Jackie Christensen, Director of Operations
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1237
Email:  operations@u-csd.com