Huntley holds a strong competitive advantage in the area of municipal water availability and costs.  Not only does significant water capacity exist for new businesses, but water costs are typically less than half that of most communities which purchase water from the City of Chicago.  Huntley's rates are also competitive with many other major Midwestern cities' water rates. 
The Village operates and maintains a public water system that includes 5 deep wells that pump groundwater to 5 water treatment plants that distribute water to over 140 miles of water main and a combined 3.318 million gallons of elevated and ground water storage within one pressure zone. The system contains approximately 2,110 fire hydrants and 3,410 valves.
The Village operates and maintains a wastewater system that includes 2 wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) and 14 collection system lift stations.  The East WWTF has a design capacity of 1.8 MGD and the West WWTF has a design capacity of 2.6 MGD.

ComEd serves Huntley with two electrical substations, one located on Rt. 47 approximately one mile north of Reed Road, and a second newer substation located at I-90 approximately 1.2 miles west of Rt. 47 on Sandwald Road (a/k/a Sandwald Substation).
The Sandwald Substation serves the needs of commercial and industrial users in the area surrounding the I-90 and Rt. 47 interchange. Currently, the facility contains two transformers generating electrical capacity in excess of 100 megawatts.  Sandwald was constructed to allow for a total of four transformers with capacity in excess of several hundred thousand megawatts.
Phase III was the final phase of the Northwest Reliability Project, which began in 1994 to increase capacity and reliability in the area. During the Northwest Reliability Project's first two phases, ComEd constructed the Sandwald substation and transmission line north of Huntley, and extended the transmission line to a new substation near Algonquin .  Phase III added approximately 68 megawatts of capacity to serve businesses and residents in southeast McHenry and northeast Kane counties (Huntley).
Extra transmission pathways created by the Northwest Reliability Project have also enhanced local reliability for customers served by the Gilberts, Algonquin, North Huntley, and Sandwald substations.  Phase III construction completed the loop connecting the three substations, so that each is now served from two directions.  This creates an independent source of power in case one of the transmission lines goes down.
To better understand how your firm's electrical needs fit with the capacity of the Sandwald Road Substation, you may also contact ComEd: Ed Sitar (Manager, Economic Development) at edward.sitar@comed.com or at 630.437.2571


Roadside towers have been in place along the Illinois Tollway for several years. Since the 1970s, sites have hosted city, county, state and federal entities, offering fair use of the Illinois Tollway's infrastructure to help improve public safety. In order to further enhance public safety, the Tollway constructed a fiber optic network along its 294-mile right-of-way to support its internal voice, video and data network.

Communications Tower Leasing:
Since 1997, the Illinois Tollway has offered fair, equitable opportunities for cellular companies to co-locate on our tower sites. In 2003, broadband wireless Internet carriers began serving communities surrounding the Illinois Tollway. Cellular, PCS or broadband wireless Internet carriers are not the first to lease Tollway facilities. Residents of towns located near the Illinois Tollway are direct beneficiaries of these co-location agreements. Each time a resident uses their cellphone throughout Northern Illinois, they may be assured that the Illinois Tollway is doing its part to ensure coverage
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Fiber Optic Leasing:

During the construction of the fiber optic network along the Tollway, duct and dark fiber capacity was added to all its routes. This duct and dark fiber is available for lease with an indefeasible right-to-use agreement by telecommunications companies, governmental entities, commercial accounts or others. Additional information may be obtained by contacting G4S Technology LLC at 630-343-2809.