Bensenville, IL

Bensenville Wastewater Treatment Plant


Village of Bensenville


Strand & Associates

General Contractor

Williams Brothers Construction

View of a waste water treatment plant at night

Value Delivered

Gibson Electric provided a wide variety of electrical construction installations, in over eleven structures, for the complex remodel and renovation of the Bensenville Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Gibson incorporated cutting-edge electrical technologies into the plant and utilized corrosion proof methods during electrical installations for new buildings, which will expand the plant's life span. Intrinsically safe electrical wiring was furnished for hazardous areas in order to provide as safe an environment as possible for plant employees.

All services were performed on a fast-tracked schedule and required diligent planning and coordination in order to integrate new buildings and systems into the existing facility, without interrupting regular plant operations. The overall project was completed on time and under budget.

Client Objectives

The Village of Bensenville determined it needed to completely overhaul, remodel, and renovate its wastewater treatment plant. The improvements were aimed at streamlining water treatment processes, updating facility technologies, and ensuring the plant would comply with the most stringent Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) standards.


During the project, Gibson delivered an array of complex electrical services, including:

  • Design-build services for electrical communication and control raceway systems
  • Temporary electrical systems for power, controls, and bi-pass pumping operations, allowing for seamless facilities integration
  • Turnkey services for all higher- and low-voltage electrical systems
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) motor control centers and operator interface control panels for new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system

Client Background

The Bensenville Wastewater Treatment Plant serves the roughly 20,000 residents of Bensenville and provides northeast Chicagoland safer water and a more environmentally friendly watershed.