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 28 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.


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
Email:  director@u-csd.com


The Engineering Department is responsible for permits and construction projects.
 Brad Bennett, Director of Engineering
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1226
Email: engineering@u-csd.com


The Maintenance Department is responsible for electrical, mechanical, sewer, and general maintenance of the facilities and sewer systems.
 Randy Shook, Director of Maintenance
Phone (217) 367-3409 ext. 1243
Email: maintenance1@u-csd.com


The Operations Department is responsible for wastewater operations, pretreatment and lab.
Wade Lagle, Director of Operations
Phone:  (217) 367-3409 ext. 1233
Email:  operations@u-csd.com  


The Finance Department is responsible for all financial reporting, audit, human resources, purchasing and utility billing.
Matt Garard, Director of Finance
Phone: (217) 367-3409 ext. 1236
Email:  administration@u-csd.com