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Old 08-21-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Hi, I am relocating to Des Plaines for work and came across a beautiful house in Des Plaines. The house is located near the Water Reclamation plant by Oakton and Elmhurst. I have some concerns considering air pollution and smell. I was wondering if anybody has info or is familiar with the area regarding flooding, odor, or the neighborhood in general.Also I was wondering is the area is safe. However, my biggest concern is the Water Reclamation plant. I'm scared that it could potentially be stinky in high humidity or even worse hazardous to my family’s health! [/font]Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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The functon of a reclamation plant is to collect human waste via a sewage system, seperate solids from liquids and process it. Some of the reclamation type of water treatment plants return clean, state tested, drinking water to the home.

The downside is the ever present and unpleasant odor. It will be unpleasant in the winter too.

A friend of mine operated a similar system for a small subdivision so I am somewhat familiar of how it works, the odor, and the water collection/testing process. Because it was nearby and a closed system. the residents always had state tests water and very low water bills.

The flagg Creek company treats many cities in DuPage County.
Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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Flagg Creek Water Reclamation district's plant is essentially surrounded by 294 and the Stevenson interchange with Joiliet Rd.

The plant at Elmhurst Rd and Oakton has some really nice surrounding sports fields -- the processing done at that plant is done in a mostly closed system that rarely has unpleasant odors. Go play on the sports fields and odds are you will agree.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Anyway, I decided to pass. Not only is there a possibility that the area might smell constantly but I also found out that ward 8 DES plaines is practically under water every time it rains. Maybe they should use some of the money from the casino and solve the DES plaines never ending flooding issues!

Thank you for the input!
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Probably a good idea
If the problem is on your mind before a purchase then in turn when you go to sell the problem is going to be on some other persons mind too

IMO a flood prone area is never a good area one thing I find difficult to swallow would be flood insurance

Flood insurance is costly obviously more in an area that is prone to flood
just an added expense that sometimes people forget to overlook
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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This should be in the Suburbs forum
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