Village of Hinckley

Proud Past, Bright Future

Test, Inc

The Village of Hinckley is proud to announce their Wastewater Treatment Plant has been recognized as the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) “Class C 2020 Plant of the Year.” The IAWPCO judges the plants on the criteria listed below:

  • Effluent Quality
  • Maintenance of Equipment, including equipment upgrades
  • Staff: How many operators are certified and what level of certification they have
  • Safety: How well the staff is trained
  • Laboratory: How equipped the lab is to meet guidelines
  • Community Support: How many tours were offered
  • Plant Appearance: General upkeep of the grounds
  • Budget: How much input the plant has on budget decisions

The award was presented to the Village of Hinckley and the Wastewater Treatment Staff at the May 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.
Pictured from left to right:  Ed Brown (IAWPCO), Louis Manivong (Interim Village President),
John Veliz (TEST), Todd Tatum (TEST), Dale Youngers (TEST).
Present but not pictured:  Dave Miller (IAWPCO)

"The Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) brings together wastewater treatment professionals that represent government municipalities, private industries, universities, and student apprentices across Illinois. We are dedicated to improving the environment through the advancement of knowledge and technologies."  Website:

Total Environmental Service Technologies, Incorporated (TEST, Inc.) was founded November 20, 1987 on one simple idea – to provide absolutely the best contractual operation of Water and Wastewater Systems. Starting with only several small plant operations, TEST operations have grown to include over 100 Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities.

Our state of the art State Certified Drinking Water and N.P.D.E.S. Wastewater laboratory analyzes samples for our own Plant Operations, and additionally for Industry, Municipalities, Commercial and Residential Clients.



Hinckley’s Water Treatment Plant has the capability of producing over 0.8 MGD of softened water through an Ion Exchange System that is designed to remove Radium from groundwater. Water is stored in a 300,000 gallon elevated storage tank.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant was expanded in 2014 to increase capacity from 0.2 to 0.5 MGD. The expansion replaced an outdated fixed film RBC biological process with a computer-controlled Biological Nutrient Removal activated sludge system designed by Aero-Mod. The expansion also includes a belt filter press to dewater biosolids, and an ultraviolet light disinfection system. The expansion project has won 2 awards from the EPA in 2015.