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Sauget is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. It is part of Greater St. Louis. The population was 159 at the 2010 census, down from 249 in 2000.GeographySauget is located at .According to the 2010 census, Sauget has a total area of 4.594sqmi, of which 4.23sqmi is land and 0.364sqmi is water.Sauget is located in the American Bottom, the floodplain of the Mississippi River opposite St. Louis, Missouri.HistorySauget was incorporated as "Monsanto" in 1926. It was formed to provide a lighter regulatory environment and low taxes for the Monsanto chemical plants at a time when local jurisdictions had most of the responsibility for environmental rules. It was renamed in honor of Leo Sauget, its first Village President.The Village was incorporated in part in response to the failure of government in adjacent East St. Louis, Illinois to deliver essential services, and in part to take advantage of federal grant funding programs available only to governmental units, as opposed to private industry.The Village of Sauget operates the American Bottoms Treatment Plant, a very large sewage treatment plant that serves much of the Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area. In addition, the Village operates a municipal physical/chemical treatment plant that receives industrial wastewater from its factories. This has been cited as one of only three municipal treatment plants of this type in the United States.
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