American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility is
located in Sauget, Illinois. The plant provides preliminary,
primary and secondary treatment for wastewater from the city of
East St. Louis, the Village of Cahokia and areas in Centerville
Township served by the Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water
The American Bottoms team is made up of a variety of
employees. Every employee at American Bottoms is focused on
helping the company accomplish our mission.
We will operate and maintain
wastewater treatment facilities that are
Safe, Compliant, & Cost
Effective for our customers.
Plant Operators perform daily tasks that keep the plant in
operation. They obtain samples for the lab to test for
compliance, ensure equipment is operating properly and that the
plant is running safely, efficiently and correctly. During
severe storms, the plant changes its normal mode of operation,
requiring quick action and decision making on the part of every
Industrial mechanics maintain all equipment throughout both
PChem and American Bottoms. They provide routine maintenance
for all of the equipment and are responsible for equipment
repair. Repair may require adjustments, replacement, or
fabrication. Time is of the essence whenever there is
malfunctioning equipment. Someone from this department is on
call for these situations 24/7/365.
Engineers perform a variety of tasks in order to keep the plant
operating smoothly. They research new technology to implement
in order to make the plant safer and more efficient.
Engineers also design new equipment in the plant and oversee
maintenance and operations projects throughout the plant.
During process problems, engineers help to troubleshoot and fix the
Laboratory analysts perform tests on water and sludge samples
taken from the plant. This testing accomplishes many things
for American Bottoms, including compliance verification, EPA
regulations verification, and data for operational
Administration includes the Accounting Department, Data
Processing and Customer Accounts. Accountants handle typical
backend tasks including accounts payable, general ledger, payroll,
and bank reconciliations. Data Processing specialists
maintain our customer billing systems and the company's network of
computers, enter payments, post payments, and interface with our
telecommunication vendors. Customer Account
representatives answer customer questions, take payments, apply
property liens on unpaid balances, provide lien releases, and work
with our legal team on law suits and judgments..