Wastewater Management

All industrial and domestic wastewater generated on the main campus flows to the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District for treatment before being discharged to a waterway.

University facilities that discharge wastewater to the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District are required to meet the District’s Ordinance 600 requirements. In some circumstances, a Special Discharge request may be necessary before discharging. The UCSD Special Discharge Request Form provides the proper form.

Remote university facilities that want to discharge wastewater to septic systems must submit a Private Sewage Disposal System Plan Review Application to the Champaign County Health Department for approval.

If you are a construction project manager and need to construct sanitary sewer on campus you will most likely need a permit. Please refer to the links for permit applications and process.

Sanitary Permit Process
University Sanitary Brochure
Sanitary Construction/Operating Permit Application
UCSD Connection Permit Application
Closed Hydronic Systems/Cooling Tower Cleaning Guidance Document
Closed Hydronic Systems/Cooling Tower Draining Guidance Document