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Consent Decree Information to Address Ongoing Combined Sewer Overflow Issues

The City hosted a virtual press conference on Thursday, December 10 regarding the Consent Decree and the ongoing Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)issues. This decree details the agreement with United States Environmental Protection Agency and Greater Peoria Sanitary District (GPSD) to implement a Green-Infrastructure-based solutions to reduce CSOs.

The Consent Decree represents the terms the parties have agreed to.  This item will be addressed at a special City Council meeting, to be held virtually on December 15 at 12:00 p.m.

The press conference included representatives from the City and GPSD.

Attendees included:

  • Patrick Urich, City of Peoria City Manager
  • Brian Johnson, GPSD CEO
  • Rick Powers, City of Peoria Public Works Director
  • Bill Lewis, City of Peoria City Engineer
  • Jane Gerdes, City of Peoria Civil Engineer


For more information, please refer to:


2020-12-09-Peoria-GPSD-Proposed-CD-and-Appendices-for-Signature18737389.1_1607623323.pdf 2020-12-09 Peoria-GPSD Proposed Consent Decree and Appendices for Signature(18737389.1)

CSO-Fact-Sheet-12-9-2020_1607623358.pdf City of Peoria CSO-Fact Sheet-12-9-2020

Greater Peoria Sanitary District Website GPSD Next

November 10, 2020 Virtual Press Conference



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