About Us

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 District..

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.

 

Operations

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 operator.

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Maintenance

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.

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Engineering

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 problems.

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Laboratory

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 troubleshooting. 

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Administration

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..

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